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Voluntary assisted dying, medical practitioners and conscientious objection

Should legislation permitting Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) provide medical practitioners with a right to conscientiously object to VAD and, if so, what should the scope of that right be?Should it include a right not to give a person asking about VAD any information about it? In Victoria the legislation provides an unrestricted right to conscientiously object whereas in Western Australia the right to object is qualified by a requirement to give the patient information about VAD. Which position is most …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Medical litigation, medical law and compensation for medical negligence

Tina Cockburn is interested in supervising PhD students in the area of patient safety law — focusing on medical litigation and compensation for medical negligence, communication of information to patients (including consent and post treatment open disclosure), regulation of health care professionals and the regulation of innovative medical treatment and new technologies.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Corporate Law, Innovation and the Rise of Fintech

Dr Anne Matthew is interested in talking to students wishing to undertake research in the areas of corporate law and access to finance. This research will focus on the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship in access to finance, including for example the rise and early experiences of innovators, investors and/or fundraisers with fintech platforms. Projects may take comparative, theoretical and/or empirical approaches. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Consumer Policy and Regulation research group. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Corporate Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Anne Matthew is interested in talking to students wishing to undertake research in the areas of corporate law and innovation. This research will focus on the flexibility and agility of corporate law to respond to change in the business environment, and its capacity to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Projects may include a focus on the constraints of the corporate form, access to finance, and/or abuse of limited liability. Projects are likely to involve a comparative approach. This topic is …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Data Management and Privacy Law for Transnational Corporate Entities

Dr Lucy Cradduck is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates wishing to examine cross-jurisdictional data management and privacy concerns for transnational corporations, particularly comparing EU, South East Asian nations and Australia. Candidates with an interest in approaching the topic through empirical approaches involving interviews and stakeholder engagement are particularly encouraged. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research group.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

A compassionate international law response to natural disasters?

Compassion generally refers to a felt need to alleviate the suffering of the other. It is something that we normally associate with actions taken by individuals and not institutions or nation-states.For an act to be compassionate it also has to be done without a sense of concern for oneself, and institutions usually respond to rational choices rather than being driven by emotionally charged or empathetic ones (although there is a lot of literature in international relations suggesting that nation-states respond …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Changing uses of the built environments: The impacts for property laws

The research will develop from Dr Cradduck's specific interest in the NBN rollout and its impact for users; and Dr Cradduck's research interest in the built environment and individuals' engagement with it. The researcher/s will seek to understand how current working and living practices impact upon our engagements with the internet. These include considering: impacts for working and home life; and/or impacts for uses of commercial and retail spaces; and/or impacts for the future of urban life. All will require …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Insolvency and financial hardship

Dr Catherine Brown is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research in the areas of corporate and personal insolvency. This includes research into the way technology impacts insolvency law, the intersection between insolvency theory, and other theoretical perspectives and the way that insolvency regulation deals with financial hardship, corporate rescue and the notion of a 'fresh start'. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Consumer Policy and Regulation research group.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

FinTech, RegTech and Blockchain application in Taxation and Financial Regulation

Dr Felicity Dean is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates wishing to examine the emerging possibilities for blockchain application in taxation and financial market regulation. Drawing on existing international and national innovation, candidates will be encouraged to explore concepts of design orientated digital tool and regulation development informed by stakeholder engagement to developing real world solutions in the taxation or financial market regulation. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

Digitising Legislation

Dr Anna Huggins is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates interested in the emerging computational law project of translating legislation into digital forms. This could involve top down conceptualisation of the translation of legislative provisions or projects examining in detail the digitisation of specific legislation. Candidates with a background in data science, public administration and/or law are encouraged to apply. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Digital Social Contract and Datafication and Automation of Human Life …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

International Environmental Law and Politics

Many environmental issues are globally significant problems and countries have to engage and interact with each other to resolve them despite having different domestic priorities. Current challenges around climate, land degradation, biodiversity loss, and plastics are just some of the issues that are influenced by international standards, agreements and institutions.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

The Challenge of Neural Interfaces to Law

Dr Scott Kiel-Chisholm is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates considering the legal dimensions from the development and adoption of neural interfaces. We are interested in looking for candidates looking at civil and criminal implications, comparative legal analysis and the legal and quasi-legal implications of neural interfaces for supra-legal institutions like the WTO and the EU. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research group.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

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