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

Mental Health and Disability

F Beaupert, ‘Health complaints and regulatory reform: implications for vulnerable populations?’ (2016) 23(3) Journal of Law and Medicine (with T Carney, M Chiarella, B Bennett, M Walton, P Kelly and C Satchell)

F Beaupert, ‘Questioning law’s capacity’ (2015) 40(3) 161 Alternative Law Journal 161 (with L Steele)

S Avery, and P Keyzer,  (eds), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives on the Recurrent and Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment, a Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive and Psychiatric Impairment, First Peoples Disability Justice Consortium, April 2016.

P Keyzer,  and D O’Donovan,  ‘Imprisonment of Indigenous People with Cognitive Impairment: What Do Professional Stakeholders Think?  What Might Human Rights-Compliant Legislation Look Like?’ (2016) 8(22) Indigenous Law Bulletin 17-20.

Journal special issue

F Beaupert, Special issue: ‘Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australia – Recent Trends’ (2017) Law in Context (with P Gooding and L Steele) (in press)

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.