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Anne-Maree Farrell

Professor, La Trobe University

Anne-Maree Farrell is Professor and Chair of Health Law and Society and an ARC Future Fellow. She joined La Trobe University Law School in 2016. She holds a BA, LLB, BLitt from the University of Melbourne, an MA (Politics, First Class Honours) from the National University of Ireland (Dublin), and a PhD (Politics) from the University of Manchester. Previously, she held positions in the Faculty of Law at Monash University, as well as the University of Manchester and Lancaster University in the UK. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked as a lawyer in private legal practice for 12 years in Australia and abroad, specialising in mass torts, product liability and medical negligence.

Professor Farrell’s research expertise lies generally in health law, policy and ethics. She is particularly interested in the relationship between politics, policy and regulation in the area of health. She has specific interests in law and the human body (blood, organ and stem cells), health technologies, the management of public health risks, and medical injury.


  • 2016–present
    Professor and Chair of Health Law and Society, ARC Future Fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2012–2016
    Associate professor, Monash University


  • 2004 
    University of Manchester , PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Regulating Human Body Parts: Principles Institutions and Politics
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council