Prof Belinda Bennett

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Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Belinda Bennett is Professor of Health Law and New Technologies in the Faculty of Law. Prior to joining QUT in 2014 Belinda worked at Sydney Law School for many years, most recently as Professor of Health and Medical Law. At QUT Belinda is the Director of the QUT Law Lab: Technology, Regulation and Justice. She also leads the Technology, Innovation and Health program within the Australian Centre for Health Law Research.

Belinda was the Chair of the NHMRC Embryo Research Licensing Committee during the 2012-15 triennium. She has been a Community Member of the Medical Board of Australia.

Belinda has published extensively on a wide range of health law issues. Her current research interests include:
• automation and the law;
• law and robotics;
• legal aspects of driverless cars;
• regulation of assisted reproductive technologies;
• legal and ethical issues in genomics;
• regulation of health practitioners; and
• global health governance of infectious diseases.

Belinda has been a Visiting Scholar at the Petrie Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and a Plumer Visiting Research Fellow at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Belinda is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine, and a member of the International Editorial Board for the International Journal of Law in Context, and the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law and the Biosciences. Belinda is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Additional information

  • Legal Adaptability to Disruptive Technology: A Case Study of Australian Law In Relation to Harm and Automated Vehicles
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Kieran Tranter
  • Legal responses to the data driven challenges presented by connected and automated vehicles (CAVs)
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Mark Burdon
  • The Australian Privacy Regime's Role in the Creation of Trustworthy Machine Learning Health Prediction Systems
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Dr Steph Jowett
  • Vaccine hesitancy in Australia: devising an ethical policy that promotes adult vaccination
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Andrew McGee