Professor Belinda Bennett

Professor Belinda Bennett is Professor of Health Law and Director of Research in the School of Law. Her research addresses contemporary challenges for law in regulating new technologies in health care and in responding to public health emergencies.

Belinda Bennett

‘Law has a vitally important role to play in helping us to respond to contemporary challenges. It can provide clarity, guidance, and protection of rights.’

‘Our laws need to be able to address rapidly changing science while still reflecting community values.’

‘My research aims to develop our understandings of the legal, social and ethical issues that arise in relation to new technologies in health care and in public health, and the challenges for law in regulating them.’

Publications by Belinda Bennett

COVID-19, Law and Regulation

Bennett, Belinda, Freckelton, Ian, Wolf, Gabrielle (2023) COVID-19, Law and Regulation : Rights, Freedoms, and Obligations in a Pandemic

Australian Public Health Law

Belinda Bennett and Ian Freckelton (Eds.) (2023) Australian Public Health Law. The Federation Press.

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Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers

Bennett, Belinda, Freckelton, Ian (2021) Pandemics, Public Health Emergencies and Government Powers : Perspectives on Australian Law

Dallaston, Elizabeth, Jowett, Steph, Bennett, Belinda (2022) Exceptionalism and the Development of Genomics Law and Policy in Australia Monash University Law Review, 47 (2), pp.Advance. []
Bennett, Belinda, Lewis, Bridget, Dickson, Elizabeth, Then, Shih-Ning, Purser, Kelly (2022) Australian Law During COVID-19: Meeting the Needs of Older Australians? The University of Queensland Law Journal, 41 (2), pp.127-160. []
Bennett, Belinda, Freckelton, Ian R., Wolf, Gabrielle (2022) COVID-19 and the Future of Australian Public Health Law Adelaide Law Review, 43 (1), pp.403-437. []
Baldwin, Louise, Dallaston, Elizabeth, Bennett, Belinda, McDonald, Fiona, Fleming, Mary Louise (2021) Health in all policies for rural and remote health: A role for Australian local governments? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 80 (2), pp.374-381. []
Bennett, Belinda, Dallaston, Elizabeth, McDonald, Fiona, McGee, Andrew, Then, Shih Ning, Allen, Bethany (2021) Guiding Genomic Research : Australia's National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research Journal of Law and Medicine, 28 (2), pp.462-474. []
Bennett, Belinda, Daly, Angela (2020) Recognising rights for robots : Can we? Will we? Should we? Law, Innovation and Technology, 12 (1), pp.60-80. []
Bennett, Belinda (2019) Technology, ageing and human rights: Challenges for an ageing world International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 66, pp.Article number: 101449. []
Bennett, Belinda, Carney, Terry (2017) Public health emergencies of international concern: Global, regional, and local responses to risk Medical Law Review, 25 (2), pp.223-239. []

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