Professor Ben White

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Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law


Personal details

Positions

ARC Future Fellow
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law
Professor
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law

Keywords

Health and Medical Law, Voluntary Assisted Dying and Euthanasia, End of Life Decision-Making, Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment, Advance Care Planning, Advance Directives and Consent to Medical Treatment, Medical Futility and Non-Beneficial Treatment, Regulation of Medical Decision-Making, Law Reform, Socio-Legal Research, ACHLR

Discipline

Law, Public Health and Health Services

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • DPhil (University of Oxford)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)

Teaching

Ben has supervised 15 PhD students to completion.  He supervises a broad range of topics in the health and medical law field including voluntary assisted dying, futile or non-beneficial medical treatment, advance directives and advance care planning, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, palliative care, adult guardianship tribunals, mental capacity and supported decision-making, and other areas related to end-of-life decision-making. He welcomes inquiries from prospective PhD students.

Experience

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Ben, explore their research in QUT ePrints (our digital repository).

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Regulation and Practice in Belgium: Lessons for Australia
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Lindy Willmott
  • A Bioethical Examination of Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation: Accessibility for the Psychiatrically Ill
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Lindy Willmott
  • PATIENTS AND FAMILIES AS REGULATORY ACTORS IN AUSTRALIAN AND CANADIAN VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING SYSTEMS
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Eliana Close, Professor Lindy Willmott
  • A longitudinal study of medial practitioners' experiences following the commencement of Voluntary Assisted Dying in Queensland |
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Lindy Willmott, Dr Rachel Feeney

Supervision topics