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Associate professor, La Trobe University

Dr Marc Trabsky is an Associate Professor of Law and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow. He combines critical theory, socio-legal research, and science and technology studies to explore the interrelations between law, technology and death. His current research project examines the socio-legal, epistemological and cultural implications of virtual autopsies in the twenty-first century.

Marc has written Law and the Dead: Technology, Relations and Institutions (Routledge, 2019), which was awarded the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Book Prize in 2019, and Death: New Trajectories in Law (Routledge, 2023). He is also co-editing the Routledge Handbook of Law and Death (Routledge, 2024, forthcoming).

Marc has previously served as Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (Academic & Partnerships) (2021-2022) and Director of the Centre for Health, Law and Society (2020-2021) at La Trobe Law School. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bath, University of Kent, University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney and he is an Affiliate Member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). In 2023, Marc will be a Liberty Fellow in the School of Law, University of Leeds.


  • 2023–present
    Associate professor, La Trobe Law School
  • 2018–2022
    Senior lecturer, La Trobe Law School
  • 2013–2018
    Lecturer, La Trobe Law School


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Socio-Legal Implications of Virtual Autopsies in Coronial Investigations
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council