Health, society and regulation

Health, society and regulation

Dental patientLaw has an impact on the health of individuals and populations. We study the legal, regulatory, social, and ethical challenges associated with protecting and promoting the health of individuals and populations.

Our research includes:

  • legal and ethical issues at the beginning of life, for example, abortion and assisted reproductive technologies
  • children’s health
  • Indigenous health
  • child abuse and neglect approaches to prevention, identification and response
  • prevention of child sexual abuse
  • public health law
  • consent and decision making
  • guardianship, including substitute and supported decision making
  • mental health law
  • compensation and civil liability
  • disability and discrimination law
  • health professional regulation and system governance
  • coronial systems
  • global public health, including air pollution and tobacco plain packaging.

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