The Ethics and Health Law News is a service provided jointly by the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, 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 the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, who started the service in the early 2000s. John was one of Australia’s best health lawyers and the service became extremely popular. Unfortunately John succumbed to metastatic melanoma in 2007 and the service fell away. The project has been reinvigorated, with John’s permission, by Professor Cameron Stewart and Assoc Professor Ian Kerridge. With the help and sponsorship of Avant Mutual Group, the service aims to provide the best and most reliable source of information on health law and ethics.
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Ethics and Health Law News is sponsored by Avant Mutual Group Limited.
Meet the editors
Cameron Stewart is Pro Dean at Sydney Law School, a member of the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics and an associate of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, Sydney Medical School. Cameron is also the co-editor of the Clinical Ethics Resource and runs a website on Discovering Australian Guardianship Law.
Ian Kerridge is Associate Professor in Bioethics and Staff Haematologist/Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He was Director of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, Sydney Medical School, from 2003 to June 2015.
Edwina Light is a researcher at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, Sydney Medical School. She has degrees in communication, journalism, and bioethics and is currently working on research in the area of mental health ethics.
Lorena Aparicio works in the areas of health and medicine. She holds a degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Professional Ethics.
Kristen Pickles is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine, Sydney Medical School. She has a background in psychology and public health. Kristen is a member of a research program funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council investigating the ethics of cancer screening.
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.