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Adjunct Research Fellow, UniSA Justice and Society, University of South Australia

Margaret Brown is a social scientist and a consultant in advance care planning, the care of people who are dying and bioethics. She is a Research Fellow with UniSA Justice and Society, University of South Australia and the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide.

Her research over many years has focused on advance care directives, resuscitation and decision making at the end of life. More recently, she has become an advocate for examining road trauma as an issue of social and medical ethics.

She was the Deputy Chair of the South Australian Advance Directive Review Committee, and the End-of-Life Working Group with SA Health. She has been involved with the Palliative Care Council since its inception and continues to work towards improving the care of people who are dying. She served on the Guardianship Board and currently works with the Public Advocate (SA) on their Supported Decision Making Projects.

She runs seminars on advance care directives for health professionals and the community, and is currently researching pedestrian safety.


  • –present
    Social Scientist and Adjunct Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia