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.