Law and Public Health

Research Overview

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



Professor Marie Bismark (Unit Head)
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Professor Matthew Spittal