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About EHLN

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Meet the editors


About EHLN

Ethics and Health Law News is a service provided jointly by the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics and Sydney Health Ethics, both at the University of Sydney.  The aim of the service is to provide up-to-date information on developments in health law and ethics from Australia and around the world.

The service initially began as the brain child of John McPhee, a lawyer and associate of Sydney Health Ethics (formerly the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine), who started the service in the early 2000s. Following John’s death in 2007, Ethics and Health Law News was continued under the stewardship of Professor Cameron Stewart and Professor Ian Kerridge.

With the support of PRAXIS Australia, Ethics and Health Law News aims to provide the best and most reliable source of information on health law and ethics.

Formed in April 2015, PRAXIS Australia is a not for profit company, the result of the shared vision of three recognised authorities in research and research ethics – Bellberry Ltd, University of Sydney and Monash University – via its partner, Global Reconciliation Ltd. PRAXIS is fast becoming Australia’s leading independent provider of education and training for the Australian human research ethics and research sectors. PRAXIS’ mission is to enhance the understanding and practice of research for the benefit of the broader community and is committed to improving research efficiency, driving research outputs and minimising risk and harm to participants.

For more information on Ethics and Health Law News please email info@ehln.org

Further study

For those interested in further study in bioethics and health law, the University of Sydney offers the Bioethics Program and the Master of Health Law.

Meet the editors

Cameron Stewart

Cameron Stewart is Professor of Health Law and Ethics, a member of Sydney Health Law and an associate of Sydney Health Ethics. He was Pro Dean of Sydney Law School from 2013-15 and Dean at Macquarie Law School in 2009.

Ian Kerridge

Ian Kerridge is Professor of Bioethics and Medicine at Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney and Staff Haematologist/Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He was previously Director of Sydney Health Ethics from 2003 to June 2015. Ian is also Director of Praxis Australia, an Australian Not-for-Profit established to promote understanding and practice of ethical research in Australia and internationally.

Kristen Pickles
Kristen Pickles is a researcher at Sydney Health Ethics and the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney. She holds degrees in psychology and public health.

Lorena Aparicio
Lorena Aparicio works in the areas of health and medicine. She holds a degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Professional Ethics.

Edwina Light
Edwina Light is a post-doctoral researcher at Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney. She has degrees in communication, journalism, and bioethics and is currently working on research in the area of mental health ethics.

John McPhee






John McPhee was a long-time member of Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law and a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Newcastle from 1990-97. He had extensive experience in teaching law to a wide variety of health professionals and students. John was the author of numerous articles and co-authored Ethics and Law for the Health Professions, in both its first and second editions. He was a Associate Editor of Law for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. John was the original author of the Ethics and Health Law News and made it one of the most popular websites for news on matters of ethics and health law. John died in 2007.