Associate Professor Kristin Savell
BSc LLB (Macquarie) LLM (McG) PhD (Camb)
Deputy Director, Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics
F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney
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Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics
Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Kristin Savell is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. She teaches and researches in the fields of health law, criminal law and legal/bioethical theories. Kristin holds undergraduate degrees in science (biology) and law from Macquarie University, and graduate degrees from McGill University (LLM, Honours) and Cambridge University (PhD). She was the recipient of a Lionel Murphy Scholarship and a W. M. Tapp Studentship (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge).
Kristin is a legal member of the NSW Cancer Institute Clinical Research Ethics Committee (a lead HREC) and the Editorial Board of the Sydney Law Review. She is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics and is the coordinator of the Masters of Health Law program at the University of Sydney.
Kristin is working on a range of projects including: a co-authored monograph with Isabel Karpin entitled: Perfecting Pregnancy: Law, Disability, and the Future of Reproduction (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012) and a major ARC funded project on the legal meaning of serious disability in prenatal and neonatal decision-making. She also continues her work on projects concerning the legal and medical regulation of non-normative embodiment; stem cells and cloning, end of life decision-making, and the social, clinical and legal constructions of death and dying.
Before commencing her academic career, Kristin practised as a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, in the intellectual property and trade practices law group.
- Health Law
- Criminal Law
- Legal Theory
- Legal Personhood
- Law & Sexuality
Teaching and supervision
- Criminal law
- Death Law
- Health Care and Professional Liability
- Health Law for Health Professionals
- Policing Bodies: Crime, Sexuality & Reproduction
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