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Voluntary Assisted Dying and Depression

Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is a topic that attracts significant debate, especially so as a number of jurisdictions, including Queensland, consider its legalisation. One issue that has caused controversy is whether VAD should be available for people suffering from mental illnesses. Critics of VAD argue that it will lead to vulnerable people ending their lives unnecessarily. In particular, it is argued that people suffering depression will be likely to seek, and in some cases, be given access to VAD, but …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
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Should Australia legislate to allow three parent babies?

In 2015, the United Kingdom legalised a form of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) therapy known as ‘three-parent IVF’ and, less colloquially, mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT). This IVF procedure is aimed at enabling women who have mitochondrial diseases that would normally be passed down to their offspring to have a healthy child instead. The technique involves removing faulty mitochondria from the intended mother’s egg and replacing them with mitochondria from a generically unrelated woman (by transferring the intended mother's nucleus to …

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PhD
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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 Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

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 Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Ben White is interested in supervising PhD students in the area of voluntary assisted dying. Voluntary assisted dying is now legal in Victoria with Western Australia's law due to commence in mid-2021. Other Australian states look set to follow with a Queensland Parliamentary Committee recommending reform and Bills regularly introduced into other state parliaments. These new laws and their implementation provide fertile ground for PhD research. The Australian Centre for Health Law Research is undertaking a program of research looking …

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Technology, Innovation and Health

Professor Belinda Bennett is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on legal issues related to technology, innovation and health, regulation of innovative health technologies, legal issues related to genomics, the use of artificial intelligence in health care, and the use of robotics in health care.

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

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Global Health and the Law

Professor Belinda Bennett is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on global health and the law, including the Sustainable Development Goals, legal issues related to global health governance, global public health, and health and human rights.

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

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 Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

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 Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Legal Decision Making, Coroners and the colonial narrative in Australia

The death of George Floyd in the USA in May this year has once again highlighted how people of colour are dealt with by the criminal justice system in colonial settler societies. Australia is not exempt from this scrutiny, which has been made clear through Coroners Inquests and Royal Commissions into the deaths of Aboriginal people in prison, detention centres and police custody over the past 30 years.However, Aboriginal people are also failed by other legal systems, such as in …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

Cultural Legalities of Social Media and Mobile Digital Devices in the Global South

Mobile digital technologies and with them digital platforms have had dramatic exponential growth within the Global South since 2015. In so doing the digital is disrupting and transforming traditional, colonial and post-colonial cultural and legal orders. This project focuses on the cultural transformation, and legal reactions, to social media and the proliferation of mobile digital devices in Global South communities. Joining an innovative intellectual community with existing projects on issues of technology and digital justice in the Global South, candidates …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

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