Consultant on Health Law and Governance, Associate Professor (Health Law), Deakin University; Associate, Deakin University

Sonia Allan has qualifications in health and law, including an LLB (Hons), BA(Psych)(Hons), LLM(Global Health Law)(Dist), MPH (Merit) and a Ph.D. in law. Sonia has worked in the public and private health and legal sectors, in law reform, as a consultant, and has been a health law academic for more than 14 years, focusing on the regulation of health and emerging technologies, public and global health law. Sonia was a Global Health Law fellow at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. from 2011-2012, where she received the Cali Award for Health and Human Rights. She served as Deputy Chair for a large Human Research Ethics Committee (Clinical Medicine) 2014-2015, and as Head of Department of Health Systems and Populations at Macquarie University in 2015-2016. Sonia currently runs her own consulting business while continuing her academic affiliation through Monash University. Sonia has extensive advocacy experience, engages in public consultation, and has been hired to advise government, the private sector, and not-for-profit organizations.


  • 2017–present
    Associate professor (Health Law) , Deakin University, School of Law
  • 2014–present
    CEO, Consultant, Sonia Allan Consulting
  • 2015–2016
    Head of Department, Associate Professor (Health Law), Department of Health Systems and Populations, Macquarie University
  • 2014–2015
    Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School
  • 2008–2013
    Senior Lecturer, Deakin University School of Law
  • 2003–2011
    Senior Fellow , Melbourne Law School


    Georgetown University, LLM (Global Health Law) Distinction
    Sydney University, Master of Public Health
  • 2009 
    Melbourne University, PhD(Law)


Winston Churchill Fellowship 2011; Global Health Law Fellow (Georgetown University), 2011/12; CALI Award 2012 - Health and Human Rights Law