Menu Close

Christopher Rudge

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tasmania

I’m currently postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Law and Genetics, University of Tasmania. My supervisor is Professor Diane Nicol. The project we are working on is titled “Genome Editing: Formulating an Australian Community Response.”

I was previously (2020) postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne. There I worked with Professor Megan Munsie on a project investigating the regulation and governance of autologous stem cell therapies in Australia and globally.

In 2018, I conducted a major review of the scope of disciplinary powers exercisable by the NSW medical regulator under the relevant health practitioner law. I have also published original research on the the history and politics of novel psychiatric devices, including the e-meter and telepsychiatric devices. I have also published work on the legal frameworks regulating stem cell interventions in Australia and internationally.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Community response to Genome Editing), Centre for Law and Genetics, University of Tasmania Law School
  • 2019–2020
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Ethics, Law and Social Implications of Stem Cell Science), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne
  • 2018–2019
    Research Officer, Medical Council of NSW
  • 2017–2019
    Research Associate, University of Sydney Law School


  • 2017 
    College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Sydney, LLB
  • 2006 
    University of Sydney, BA (Hons 1)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Improving decisions about access to stem cell interventions
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    Medical Research Future Fund Stem Cell Therapies Mission
  • 2017
    Short-term Project to Publication Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts