Professor Loane Skene LLD (UMelb), LLM (Mon), LLB (Hons) (UMelb), is a Professor of Law in the Faculty of Law and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and the Australian Health Workforce Advisory Council. She has served on numerous federal and state advisory committees, especially in relation to genetics and the law. In 2005, she was Deputy Chair of the Lockhart Committee on Human Cloning and Embryo Research and became principal spokesperson for the Committee after the sudden death of the Chair, the late Justice Lockhart AO, in January 2006. In 2011, she was a member of the Heerey Committee which conducted a further review of the federal legislation on cloning and embryo research. In 2003, she was awarded a Centenary Medal for ‘Service to Australian Society through the Exploration of Legal and Ethical Issues of Health Care’.