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Danuta Mendelson

Professor, Deakin University

Professor Danuta Mendelson holds the Research Chair in Law at the Deakin School of Law. She has authored several books including The New Law of Torts [2014, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press]; and Interfaces of Medicine and Law: The History of the Liability for Negligently Caused Psychiatric Injury (Nervous Shock) [1998, Ashgate/Dartmouth]. She has also published several book chapters and some 90 peer-reviewed articles published in leading Australian and international journals. Her fields of research include legal causation; abatement of medical treatment; palliative care and euthanasia; consent to and refusal of medical treatment; confidentiality; malingering and the function of expert medical witnesses; electronic health records; damages; and torts law reform. She is the Key Researcher in the Law and Policy Program of the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre.


  • –present
    Professor, Deakin University