CHLS Seminar: High Prices of Medicines and The Regulation of Intellectual Property in Europe

Abstract The recent arrival of Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) against Hepatitis C in Europe has opened up an unprecedented debate about the price of medicines. It has highlighted a much greater systemic problem which goes beyond the cost of DAAs. It… Continue Reading

CHLS Seminar: Addiction Veridiction: mobilising gender in legal accounts of addicted agency

Abstract In this presentation, Dr Kate Seear explores the question of whether and in what ways the law and legal processes work to stabilise addiction as a health problem or ‘disease’. She also explores the associated gender implications of these… Continue Reading

Death at the Margins of the State

Last week, La Trobe Law School lecturers, and Associate Members of the Centre of Health Law & Society, Dr Laura Griffin and Marc Trabsky, travelled to the University of Bath in the United Kingdom to present papers at the Centre… Continue Reading

Donor Conception in today’s culture: what has changed?

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly has co-authored a book chapter with Associate Professor Deborah Dempsey, titled “Transnational third-party assisted conception: pursuing the desire for ‘origins’ information in the Internet era” in Miranda Davies (ed.), Global Babies: Transnational… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly speaks at the Talking Justice Conference: “Are we doing enough to protect transgender children?”

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly was an invited speaker at the Talking Justice conference at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. In its the fourth year, Talking Justice brings together some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some… Continue Reading

Honorary Justice Michael Kirby celebrates 25th anniversary of La Trobe Law School

On the evening of 4 May 2017, Honorary Justice Michael Kirby was a panel member for La Trobe University’s bold thinking lecture on Health, Law and Sexuality. He was joined by fellow panel members Professor Gary Dowsett (Director of ARCSHS),… Continue Reading

CHLS Research Seminar: No Sweat: Leveraging Science to Cultivate Lasting Exercise Motivation and Behaviour Change

Abstract Despite over 30 years of marketing and promoting exercise to the general population the majority are still not regularly physically active. Have you ever wondered why it is that most people choose not to move given the multitude of… Continue Reading

Recent Publications by Associate Professor Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly published two academic articles entitled, “The family law implications of early contact between sperm donors and their donor offspring” and “The court process is slow but biology is fast’: Assessing the… Continue Reading

CHLS Research seminar: Coronial practice, suicide rates and the problem of intent

Abstract This presentation will focus upon the problematic notion of ‘intent’ within Coronial death investigations, and its relation to widespread concerns over the accuracy of suicide statistics. It details some of the central results from ARC funded research into the… Continue Reading

Dr Darren O’Donovan in featured in the news

Earlier this week, La Trobe Law School’s senior lecturer Dr Darren O’Donovan was featured on various news channels, after publishing his blog piece titled, ‘Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record‘. Dr Darren O’Donovan was quoted in articles published… Continue Reading