Publications

CHLS brings together staff with research expertise in key research areas relevant to socio-legal studies in health. They publish high quality research including books, journal articles, chapters and reports, as well as journal special issues. Here is a list of recent publications listed by key research area.

Health Governance

AM Farrell, J Devereux, I Karpin and P Weller, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017).

C Stanton, S Devaney, AM Farrell and A Mullock (eds), Pioneering Healthcare Law: Essays in Honour of Margaret Brazier (Routledge 2016)

AM Farrell, C Stanton, S Devaney and A Mullock, ‘Pioneering Healthcare Law’ in C Stanton, S Devaney, AM Farrell and A Mullock (eds), Pioneering Healthcare Law: Essays in Honour of Margaret Brazier (Routledge 2016) 1-16.

AM Farrell and S Devaney, ‘When Things Go Wrong: Patient Harm, Responsibility and (Dis)empowerment’ in C Stanton, S Devaney, AM Farrell and A Mullock (eds), Pioneering Healthcare Law: Essays in Honour of Margaret Brazier (Routledge 2016) 103-115.

AM Farrell and M Brazier, ‘Not So New Directions in the Law of Consent: Examining Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board’ (2016) 42(2) Journal of Medical Ethics 85-88.

AM Farrell, ‘No-Fault Compensation for Medical Injury: Principles, Practice and Prospects for Reform’, in P Ferguson and G Laurie (eds), Inspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution: Essays in Honour of Sheila McLean (Ashgate 2015) 155-170.

AM Farrell, ‘Health Law: Frameworks and Context’ in AM Farrell, et al, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017) 3-8.

AM Farrell, ‘Socio-Legal Perspectives on Patient-Doctor Relations’ in AM Farrell et al, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017) 24-33.

AM Farrell, ‘Regulating Patient Safety and Redress’ in AM Farrell et al, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017) 100-111.

Gender and Sexuality

F Kelly & D Dempsey, 'Transnational third-party assisted conception: pursuing the desire for ‘origins’ information in the internet era' in Miranda Davies (ed), Babies for Sale? Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction (London: Zed Books, 2017) 204-217

F Kelly and D Dempsey, 'Experiences and Motives of Australian Single Mother's by Choice who Make Early Contact with their Child's Donor Relatives' (2016) 24(4) Medical Law Review 571-590

F Kelly, 'The Court Process is Slow but Biology is Fast': Assessing the impact of the Family Court approval process on transgender children and their families' (2016) Australian Journal of Family Law (in press)

F Kelly and D Dempsey, 'The family law implications of early contact between sperm donors and their donor offspring' (2016) 98 Family Matters

S Boyd, D Chunn, F Kelly and W Wiegers, 'Autonomous Motherhood? A Socio-Legal Study of Choice and Constraint'  (Toronto: Universty of Toronto Press 2015)

F Kelly, 'Parenting outside the normative framework: Australia’s single mother by choice' (2015) 29(2) Australian Journal of Family Law 90-110.

Human Body

Anne-Maree Farrell

AM Farrell, 'Addressing Organ Shortage: Are Nudges the Way Forward?' (2015) 7(2) Law Innovation and Technology 253-82.

AM Farrell, ‘(Dis)Embeddedness and the Management of Transnational Risk: The Case of Transnational Blood Regulation’, in B Lange, F Haines and D Thomas (eds), Regulatory Transformations: Rethinking Economy-Society Interactions (Hart 2015) 181-199.

J Kent and AM Farrell, ‘Risky Bodies in the Plasma Bioeconomy: A Feminist Analysis’ (2015) 21(1) Body & Society 29-57.

M Brazier, AM Farrell and D Griffiths (eds), ‘Translational Bodies: The Socio-Legal Contours of Human Bodies Past Present and Future’ (2015) 7(2) Law Innovation and Technology 151-160

AM Farrell, ‘Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation’ in AM Farrell et al, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017) 216-244.

AM Farrell, ‘Property and Human Tissue’ in AM Farrell et al, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017) 245-255.

AM Farrell, ‘Biobanks’ in AM Farrell et al, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017) 256-268.

Laura Griffin

L Griffin, LH Amir, M Cullinane and SM Garland, 'Probiotics and Mastitis: Evidence-based Marketing?' (2016) 11 International Breastfeeding Journal 19.

Patrick Keyzer

SE Gray, P Keyzer, K Norton, J Dietrich, B Sekendiz, IR Coyle, and CF Finch, 'The role of equipment, the physical environment and training practices in customer safety within fitness facilities: the perspectives of fitness industry employees', Journal of Fitness Research, (2016) vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 26-33.

SE Gray, B  Sekendiz, K  Norton, J Dietrich, P Keyzer, IR Coyle,  and CF Finch,  'The development and application of an observational audit tool for use in Australian fitness facilities', Journal of Fitness Research, (2016) vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 29-38.

B Sekendiz, SE Gray, K Norton, P Keyzer, J Dietrich, J Eickhoff-Shemek, and CF Finch, 'Safety alert for treadmills in health and fitness facilities in Australia: Results from a pilot study of an observational audit tool', Journal of Fitness Research, (2015) vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 24-28.

J Dietrich, P Keyzer, C Finch, K Norton, B Sekendiz,  and IR Coyle,  'Train the Trainers: Maintaining Standards to Minimise Injuries and Avoid Legal Liability in the Fitness Industry', (2014) 8 Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Journal 89-106.

P Keyzer, et al., 'Legal Risk Management and Injury in the Fitness Industry: The outcomes of focus group research and a national survey of fitness professionals', (2014) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 826-844 (with I Coyle, J Dietrich, K Norton, B Sekendiz, V Jones and C F Finch)

P Keyzer, 'The findings of the Australian fitness industry risk management (AFIRM) project', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, 2014, no. 7, pp. 618-618 (with C Finch, K Norton, J Dietrich, & B Sekendiz,).

P Keyzer, C Finch, K Norton, J Dietrich, B Sekendiz, & I Coyle,  2014, 'Key issues influencing the management of risks in the Australian fitness industry: combining legal perspectives with injury prevention approaches', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 618-618.

S Gray, P Keyzer, K Norton, J Dietrich, B Sekendiz, I Coyle,  & C Finch,  2014, 'Equipment and environment of fitness facilities: the perspective of fitness industry employees', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 601-602.

Marc Trabsky

M Trabsky, 'Walking with the Dead: Coronial Law and Spatial Justice in the Necropolis' in C Butler and E Mussawir (eds), Spaces of Justice: Postions, Passages, Appropriations (Routledge 2017)

M Trabsky, 'The Coronial Manual and the Bureaucratic Logic of the Coroner's Office' (2016) 12(2) International Journal of Law in Context 195-206

M Trabsky, 'Negotiating Grief and Trauma in the Performance of a Public Role' (2016) 23(3) Journal of Law and Medicine 582-594 (co-authored with P Baron)

M Trabsky, 'The Custodian of Memories: Coronial Architecture in Nineteenth Century Melbourne' (2015) 24(2) Griffith Law Review 199-220

Monographs and Expert Reports

J Dietrich, J Eickhoff-Shemek, C Finch, V Jones, P Keyzer, K Norton, B Sekendiz, and I Coyle, The Australian Fitness Industry Risk Management Manual, Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia, 2015.

Journal special issue

M Brazier, AM Farrell and D Griffiths (eds), ‘Translational Bodies: The Socio-Legal Contours of Human Bodies Past Present and Future’ (2015) 7(2) Law Innovation and Technology 151-314

Health and Technology

Publications will be added here soon.

Public Health

Anne-Maree Farrell

AM Farrell, ‘Global Health and the Law’ in AM Farrell et al, Health Law: Frameworks and Context (Cambridge University Press 2017) 349-361.


Deborah Gleeson

D Gleeson, P Neuwelt , E Monasterio, and R Lopert, How the Transnational Pharmaceutical Industry Pursues its Interests Through International Trade and Investment Agreements: A Case Study of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Handbook of Research on Transnational Corporations, A De Jonge and R Tomasic (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. (2017) (in press).

J Browne, E de Leeuw, D Gleeson, A Adams, P Atkinson, R Hayes. A network approach to policy framing: A case study of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan. Social Science & Medicine, accepted for publication 7 November 2016, e-published 9 November 2016.

B Townsend, D Gleeson, R Lopert. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, intellectual property protection and access to medicines. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2016. (in press)

AM Thow, D Gleeson. Advancing Public Health on the changing Global Trade and Investment Agenda. Comment on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Is It Everything We Feared for Health?” International Journal of Health Policy and Management, accepted for publication 21 September 2016, e-published 28 September 2016.

HVG Moir, B Tenni, D Gleeson, R Lopert. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and access to HIV treatment in Vietnam. Global Public Health, 2016. (in press)

J Lexchin, and D Gleeson. (2016) The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and Pharmaceutical Regulation in Canada and Australia. International Journal of Health Services, 46(4):597-613.

A Ruckert, A Schramm, R Labonte, S Friel, D Gleeson, AM Thow (2016) Policy Coherence, Health, and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Health-Impact Assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Critical Public Health, Published online 27 April 2016, DOI:10.1080/09581596.2016.1178379

K Hirono, D Gleeson, B Freeman. (2016) To what extent does a tobacco carve-out protect public health in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement? Public Health Research & Practice, 26(2) e2621622.

K Hirono, F Haigh, D Gleeson, P Harris, AM Thow, S Friel. (2016) Is health impact assessment useful in the context of trade negotiations? A case study of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. BMJ Open 2016;6:e010339  doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010339

S Friel, S Ponnamperuma, A Schramm, D Gleeson et al. (2016) Shaping the discourse: What has the food industry been lobbying for in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and what are the implications for dietary health? Critical Public Health, published online 2 February 2016. DOI:10.1080/09581596.2016.1139689

A Hughes, D Gleeson, D Legge, V Lin. (2015) Governance and policy capacity in health development and implementation in Australia. Policy and Society, 34(3-4): 229–245. doi:10.1016/j.polsoc.2015.11.001

D Gleeson, J Dwyer, V Lin, D Legge, A Hughes. (2015) Can learning sets help policy managers with their wicked problems? Health Services Management Research, published online 30 November 2015. doi: 10.1177/0951484815616828.

B Townsend, D Gleeson and R Lopert. (2015) Pharma’s next frontier? New threats to public health in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. ANZJPH, early online view published 11 October 2015, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12453.

D Legge, D Gleeson. (2015) Unpacking “health reform” and “policy capacity”; comment on “Health Reform Requires Policy Capacity”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 4(10): 703-705. DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.135.

R Wyber  and D Gleeson (2015) Treating trade: the case for clinical engagement with regional trade agreements. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 3(6): 400-402. DOI:

PM Neuwelt, D Gleeson, B Mannering. (2015) Patently obvious: a public health analysis of pharmaceutical industry statements on the Trans-Pacific Partnership international trade agreement. Critical Public Health, published online March 2015. DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2015.1022510

K Hirono, F Haigh, D Gleeson, P Harris, AM Thow (2015) Negotiating healthy trade in Australia: Health impact assessment of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Liverpool, NSW: Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation, part of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia, 2015.

D Gleeson, H Moir and R Lopert (2015) Costs to Australian taxpayers of pharmaceutical monopolies and proposals to extend them in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(6), 306-308. doi: 10.5694/mja14.01682

J Freeman, G Keating, E Monasterio, P Neuwelt, D Gleeson (2015) Call for transparency in new generation trade deals. The Lancet, 385 (9968): 604-5.

AM Thow, D Gleeson and S Friel (2015) What doctors should know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Medical Journal of Australia, 202(4): 165-166. doi: 10.5694/mja14.01714

AM Thow, W Snowdon, R Labonte, D Gleeson et al. (2015) Will the next generation of preferential trade and investment agreements undermine prevention of noncommunicable diseases? A prospective policy analysis of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Health Policy, 119(1):88-96.

Health and History

Book Chapters and biographical entries

Ross  Jones

‘Thinking dangerous thoughts: Post-primary education and eugenics in Australia: 1905-1939’ in Hamish Spencer, Diane Paul and John Stenhouse (eds), Eugenics in British Colonial Contexts: New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa (Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan) forthcoming

‘Sydney Sunderland’ Australian Dictionary of Biography, published online 8 May 2017

‘Sir Peter MacCallum’, in Jacqueline Healy (ed.) The Cancer Puzzle: patterns, paradoxes and personalities,(Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2017 forthcoming)

‘Sir Sydney Sunderland’ in Jacqueline Healy (ed.) The Cancer Puzzle: patterns, paradoxes and personalities,(Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2017 forthcoming)

‘Morris R. Ewing’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, (forthcoming)

‘Harry Brookes Allen: Personal and Professional Response to the War’, in Jacqueline Healy (ed.), Compassion and Courage: Australian Doctors and Dentists in the Great War,(Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2015)

‘World War I, Melbourne Medical Students and the Medical Course’ in Jacqueline Healy (ed.), Compassion and Courage: Australian Doctors and Dentists in the Great War,(Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2015)

‘Cadavers and the Social Dimension of Dissection’ in Sarah Ferber and Sally Wilde (eds), The Body Divided: Human Beings and Human Materials in the History of Medical Science, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012)

‘Introduction’ in Henry Atkinson, Jacqueline Healy, Ryan Jeffries, Jennifer Long, Rachel McMillan, Louise Murray (eds), A Body of Knowledge: in celebration of 150 Years of Melbourne Medical School 1862-2012, (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2012)

‘The Eye and Ear Hospital’, in Henry Atkinson, Jacqueline Healy, Ryan Jeffries, Jennifer Long, Rachel McMillan, Louise Murray (eds), A Body of Knowledge: in celebration of 150 Years of Melbourne Medical School 1862-2012, (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2012)

‘Dissection Classes in the New Medical School’ in Jacqueline Healy (ed.), Highlights of the Collection: Medical History Museum (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2012)

‘Pioneering Medical Administrator and Government Advisor’, in Jacqueline Healy (ed.), Highlights of the Collection: Medical History Museum (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2012)

‘Extravagant Claims of Cures’ in Jacqueline Healy (ed.), Highlights of the Collection: Medical History Museum (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2012)

‘Sir Geoffrey Newman-Morris’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, volume 18, 2012 (published December 2012)

‘Medical Schools and Aboriginal Bodies’ in Shannon Faulkhead and Jim Berg with Lynette Russell, Ross L. Jones and Jason Eades, Power and Passion: Our Ancestors Return Home, (Melbourne: Koorie Heritage Trust, 2010)

‘Speculum’, feature article in Chiron, Journal of the University of Melbourne Medical Society 2010, p 2, University of Melbourne

‘Unpeeling Another Curate’s Egg’, Metascience, 18:1 (March 2009), 165-7

Journal articles

Ross Jones

‘Two Australian Foetuses: Frederic Wood Jones and the work of an anatomical specimen.’ with Lisa O’Sullivan, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 89: 2 (Summer) 2015: 243-266. This was an invited contribution for a special issue of  the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, edited by Carin Berkowitz and Eva Åhrén (accepted 3 April 2014)

‘Wandering Anatomists and Itinerant Anthropologists: the Antipodean Sciences of Race in Britain between the Wars’, British Journal for the History of Science, with Warwick H Anderson, 48 (1) March 2015: 1-16 (published online 7 November 2013)

‘“No interest in human anatomy as such”: Frederic Wood Jones dissects anatomical investigation in the United States in the 1920s’, Endeavour, 38 (1) March 2014: 35-42 (published online 5 November 2013)

‘Macaws, elephants and mahouts: Frederic Wood Jones, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Human Biology project’, Australian Historical Studies, 44:2, 2013: 189-205

‘Removing Some of the Dust from the Wheels of Civilization: William Ernest Jones and the 1928 Commonwealth Survey of Mental Deficiency’, Australian Historical Studies, 40: 1 (March 2009), 62-77

‘The Master Potter and the Rejected Pots: Eugenic Legislation in Victoria 1918-1939’, Australian Historical Studies, 30: 113 (October 1999) 319-342, reprinted in Janice Giltrow, ed., Academic Reading, 2nd edition, Broadview Press, Peterborough, Canada, 2002

‘The Rogers-Templeton and Pearson Royal Commissions: Contemporary Views of the 1872 Education Act’, History of Education Review, vol. 27, no. 2, 1998, pp. 50-66