Social Scientist and Adjunct Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia

Margaret Brown is a social scientist and a consultant in advance care planning and bioethics. She is a Research Fellow with the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia and the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide.

Her research over many years has focused on advance care directives, resuscitation and decision making at the end of life. She was the Deputy Chair of the South Australian Advance Directive Review Committee, and the End-of-Life Working Group with SA Health.

She has been involved with the Palliative Care Council since its inception and continues to work towards improving the care of people dying. She served on the Guardianship Board and currently works with the Public Advocate (SA) on the Supported Decision Making Project.

She has run seminars on advance care directives for health professionals (Alzheimer’s Australia) for many years and was actively involved in supporting the Advance Care Directive Act 2013 through Parliament. In 2013 Margaret was appointed by the Minister of Health (SA) to the End-of-life Ministerial Advisory Committee.

(Margaret also has an interest in palaeontology and visits remote areas collecting fossils and other (live) specimens with the Museum of SA!!!)

Experience

  • –present
    Social Scientist and Adjunct Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia