Recent Publications by Associate Professor Fiona Kelly

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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

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly in The Conversation: “Explainer: what treatment do young children receive for gender dysphoria and is it irreversible?”

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On 2 September 2016, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly published an article in The Conversation titled ‘Explainer: what treatment do young children receive for gender dysphoria and is it irreversible?‘ In the article, Fiona comments on… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly completes Legal Toolkit for parents of transgender children seeking hormone treatment

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In 2015, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly received a grant from the Victorian Law Foundation to create a Legal Toolkit for parents of transgender children seeking hormone treatment (often referred to as stage two treatment). Australia is the only country in… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly interviewed on ABC Radio National’s PM

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On 5 July 2016, Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly, was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s PM. She spoke about her research on transgender people under the age of 18 having to seek court permission to start taking cross-sex hormones. In an… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly in The Monthly

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We warmly congratulate La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly who was featured in The Monthly in May 2016. The Monthly Essay entitled “Trans Teens: When human nature and the law intersect“ explores the plight that is faced by… Continue Reading

Why Safe Schools is a necessity: “Safety at school is a very real issue for LGBTQIA students”

The Safe Schools Coalition has has been under fire in recent weeks, following assertions made by the likes of Senator Cory Bernardi and Lyle Shelton (Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby), who claim that Safe Schools pushed a sexual… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly on Buzzfeed: “Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition”

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On 6 March 2016, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly was mentioned in an article posted on Buzzfeed news, titled “Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition”. In the article, Fiona… Continue Reading

‘Transgender Children and the Family Court’ – Associate Professor Fiona Kelly at 2015 LSAANZ Conference

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La Trobe Law School academic, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly, presented a paper last week at the annual Australian and New Zealand Law and Society Association Conference at Flinders Law School in Adelaide. The flyer for the conference can be accessed, here. Abstract A rapidly… Continue Reading

Staff Snapshot #3: Dr Fiona Kelly

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Welcome to the third staff snapshot for 2015. Each month we will interview a La Trobe Law School academic about their research interests and career trajectories. Today’s post features Fiona Kelly, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research, who teaches, researches and writes about family… Continue Reading