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

La Trobe Law School Assists in Submission to Senate NDIS Inquiry

Annabelle Pendlebury, Patrick Keyzer and Darren O’Donovan recently assisted the First Peoples Disability Network in the creation of a legislative submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Committee is currently inquiring into the provision… 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

Information & Advocacy: The Lifeblood of a Functioning National Disability Insurance Scheme

By Darren O’Donovan The notion of choice – the ability to choose and plan the delivery of your supports is fundamental to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The central goal upon its creation was a shift from the rationed, top… Continue Reading

Disability, Health and Accessing the NDIS: Mastering the Maze of Interfaces

By Darren O’Donovan The recently announced review of the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has triggered debates regarding a perceived “blow out” in scheme costs. Government attempts to isolate the question of “cost” however, should not be allowed… Continue Reading

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell in The Conversation: “Brain stimulation is getting popular with gamers – is it time to regulate it?”

On 17 October 2016, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Anne-Maree Farrell published an article in The Conversation titled ‘Brain stimulation is getting popular with gamers – is it time to regulate it?‘ In the article, the authors comment on… Continue Reading

Health claims and the law: the recent case of marketing probiotics for mastitis relief

by Laura Griffin What happens if a medicinal or therapeutic product is marketed without the science to back it up? How does Australian law protect consumers from these advertisements? Such circumstances have not given rise to much case law in… Continue Reading

International Scholar John Coggon visits the Centre for Health Law and Society (CHLS) at La Trobe Law School

Where and How Does Global Health Fit into Public Health Ethics and Law? John Coggon, who is a Professor of Law at the University of Bristol will present his research on this topic at a Centre for Health Law and… Continue Reading

Dr Sheelagh McGuinness presents at La Trobe Law School: “A guerilla strategy for a pro-life England?”

On Tuesday 26 July 2016, Dr Sheelagh McGuinness, from the University of Bristol, will be presenting a Research Seminar at the Centre for Health Law and Society at Law Trobe Law School. The title of her presentation is ‘A guerilla… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law congratulates Professor Anne-Maree Farrell on her recent academic achievements!

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell has recently been elected as a visiting fellow for 2016-17 at Wolfson College, and appointed as a research visitor at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. In addition to this, Professor Anne-Maree Farrell was… Continue Reading