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Professor, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology

Tina is a Professor in Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR), co-lead of the ACHLR Planning for Healthy Ageing program, a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and a member of the Queensland Law Society Health and Disability Law Committee. Tina’s research focuses on access to justice by vulnerable members of society in three broad contexts:
a) patient safety law – focusing on medical litigation and compensation for medical negligence, communication of information to patients (including consent and post treatment open disclosure), regulation of health care professionals and the regulation of innovative medical treatment and new technologies.
b) elder and disability law – including equitable claims in relation to property; trusts and estate planning including capacity, guardianship, administration and enduring powers of attorney; elder abuse especially elder financial abuse; housing and retirement villages.
c) institutional abuse of children – including civil liability and legal redress for child abuse and institutional child abuse.


  • –present
    Associate Professor , Queensland University of Technology
  • 1988–1992
    Lawyer, Feez Ruthning (now Allens)


  • 1996 
    QUT, Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)
  • 1994 
    QUT , Master of Laws

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)
  • Tort Law (180126)