Menu Close
Senior research fellow, La Trobe University

Dr Marc Trabsky is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow on a project titled ‘Socio-Legal Implications of Virtual Autopsies in Coronial Investigations’. He has served as Associate Head of La Trobe Law School and Associate Dean (Academic & Partnerships) (2021-2022), Director of the Centre for Health, Law and Society (2020-2021) and Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs (2017-2019).

Marc's first book, Law and the Dead: Technology, Relations and Institutions (Routledge, 2019), was awarded the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Book Prize in 2019 and shortlisted for the Council of Australian Law Deans, Australian Legal Research Awards Book Award in 2020. His second book, Death: New Trajectories in Law, is forthcoming with Routledge in 2022, and he is co-editing with A/Prof Imogen Jones (University of Leeds) the Routledge Handbook of Law and Death.

In 2020-2021, Dr Trabsky was a Visiting Scholar in the School of Social and Political Science, University of Sydney and School of Law, University of Technology Sydney. In 2016, he was a Visiting Scholar at Kent Law School, University of Kent. He is an Associate Member of the Centre for Death & Society, University of Bath and an Honorary Member of the Eastern Health Palliative Care Department.


  • 2022–present
    Senior research fellow, La Trobe Law School
  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, La Trobe Law School
  • 2013–2018
    Lecturer, La Trobe Law School


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, MPhil
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, BA
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, LLB

Grants and Contracts

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