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 16 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 is also an alumni of Sydney University and Melbourne University. Sonia 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, has extensive advocacy experience, engages in public consultation, and has been hired to advise government, the private sector, and not-for-profit organizations. She has ongoing associations with a number of Universities, and the NSW Law Extension Committee. In 2019 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to tertiary education and the law.
Medal of the Order of Australia 2019; Winston Churchill Fellowship 2011; Global Health Law Fellow (Georgetown University), 2011/12; CALI Award 2012 - Health and Human Rights Law