Associate Professor in the La Trobe Law School, La Trobe University

Kerry Petersen is an Associate Professor, Law School, La Trobe University, Australia. She teaches in the areas of: Health Regulation; Law and Medicine; and Law and Public Health. She has published extensively in the field of human reproduction law and co-edited Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law with Ian Freckelton. Currently, she is the editor of the Law and Context Special Issue A Celebration of Socio-Legal Scholarship; and is also collaborating on a research project supported by an ARC Discovery Grant ‘a longitudinal study exploring women’s experiences following a prenatal diagnosis of foetal abnormality’ with a team from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She is a member of the Medico-Legal Society, Women's Health Victoria, and is the lawyer on the Melbourne IVF Human Research Ethics Committee.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor in the La Trobe Law School, La Trobe University

Education

  • 1989 
    Monash, PhD