Law and Public Health
The Law and Public Health unit at the University of Melbourne is an interfaculty initiative which spans the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Melbourne Law School.
Our research and teaching is focused at the intersection of the legal and health systems. A guiding question in most of our work is: How can law and regulation be used to improve population health and the quality of health care services? We seek to train that question on the most pressing health policy issues of the day to provide new and valuable information for policymakers.
Researchers within our group have expertise in law, public health, medicine, patient advocacy, policy analysis, epidemiology, applied ethics and economics.
Centre for Health Policy contact details
Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Victoria, 3010, Australia
Tel: +61 3 8344 9111
Dr Paula O'Brien (Faculty of Law, The University of Melbourne)
Ms Jennifer Morris
- Harnessing the Potential of Regulatory Data to Improve the Regulation of Lawyers
- Notifications to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: Identifying ‘hot spots' of risk
- Mandatory reporting of performance, health and conduct concerns among health practitioners
- A national study of healthcare complaints
- Health effects of compensation systems
School Research Themes
For further information about this research, please contact Associate Professor Marie Bismark