Associate Professor in Law, Deakin University

Dr Neera Bhatia is an Associate Professor at the Deakin Law School. She holds an LLB (Hons), Masters in Law (with distinction) from the U.K. and a Doctorate in Law from Deakin University.

Neera is the author of 'Critically impaired infants and end of life decision making: Resource allocation and difficult decisions', published by Routledge Cavendish (U.K). Her research interests are in end of life decision making for infants and children. She also researches in the area of organ donation, voluntary assisted dying and broader health law issues.

She regularly engages with the wider community and appears in the media as an expert commentator on issues relating to her research.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Deakin, Law School
  • 2016–2018
    Senior lecturer, Deakin, Law School
  • 2016–2017
    Director of Research , Deakin, Law School
  • 2012–2015
    Lecturer, Deakin, Law School


  • 2015 
    Deakin University, Grad Cert Higher Education
  • 2014 
    Deakin University, PhD
  • 2003 
    Wolverhampton University, LLM
  • 2001 
    Wolverhampton University, LLB (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Assocation of Bioethics and Health Law
  • Society of Legal Scholars

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)