Dr Sascha Callaghan

BEc (Soc Sci) Sydney LLB (Hons) Sydney MBioeth Sydney PhD Sydney
Lecturer
Sydney Law School
Sydney Health Law
Centre for Values Ethics and the Law in Medicine

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 0672

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Biographical details

Sascha Callaghan is a lawyer and lecturer in health law and ethics at the University of Sydney. She has published widely in the area of health care decision-making, mental health and cognitive impairment. She also has a research interest in law and reproduction and medical treatment in pregnancy. Sascha is the lawyer member of the Ethics of Clinical Practice Committee for Sydney Local Health District, and a member of a number of research collaboration networks including the Sydney Health Policy Network and the Network for Bodies Organs and Tissues. She is currently a lead researcher in the Sydney Neuroscience Network on intersections between neuroscience, law and ethics.

Research interests

  • Neurolaw
  • Mental Health
  • Law and Reproduction
  • Health law and bioethics
  • Capacity and consent

Teaching and supervision

  • Bioethics, Law and Society
  • The Legal Profession
  • Real Property
  • Neurolaw: Brain, Mind and Law

Associations

  • Barrister and Solicitor, New South Wales
  • Member, International Association of Law and Mental Health
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.
  • Member, Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law

Selected grants

2013

  • Sydney Neuroscience Network; Balleine B, Absalom N, Braddon-Mitchell D, Callaghan S, Chawla S, Christie M, Collins M, Einfeld S, Grieve S, Haber P, Hanrahan J, Harris A, Hickie I, Kassiou M, Kril J, Meikle S, Morris R, Ramos F, Rong Y, Sue C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Legal framework. In Paul Haber, Carolyn Day, Michael Farrell (Eds.), Addiction Medicine: Principles and Practice, (pp. 48-54). Melbourne: IP Communications.

Journals

  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2017). The impact on clinical practice of the 2015 reforms to the New South Wales Mental Health Act. Australasian Psychiatry, 25(1), 43-47. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2016). An Evolving Revolution: Evaluating Australia's Compliance with the 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' in Mental Health Law. UNSW Law Journal, 39(2), 596-624. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). Capacity in mental health law: We are heading in the right direction. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(9), 848-848. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). The capacity to refuse psychiatric treatment: A guide to the law for clinicians and tribunal members. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(4), 324-333. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2015). The importance of least restrictive care: the clinical implications of a recent High Court decision on negligence. Australasian Psychiatry, 23(4), 415-417. [More Information]
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Paton, M., Singh, S. (2014). Can violence risk assessment really assist in clinical decision-making? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(3), 286-288. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2014). Communication, confidentiality and consent in mental health care: Balancing a patient’s right to privacy with the information needs of family and others. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(1), 9-9. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2014). Is There a Future for Involuntary Treatment in Rights-based Mental Health Law? Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 21(5), 747-766. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2014). Treatment Refusal in Anorexia Nervosa: The Hardest of Cases: Commentary on "Anorexia Nervosa: The Diagnosis: A Postmodern Ethics Contribution to the Bioethics Debate on Involuntary Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa" by Sacha Kendall. Bioethical Inquiry, 11(1), 43-45. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2013). Mental health law reform without the risk. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 179. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2013). Mental health legislation and likelihood of harm criteria. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 280. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2013). Risk of suicide is insufficient warrant for coercive treatment for mental illness. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36(5-6), 374-385. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M., Callaghan, S. (2013). Suicide risk assessment: where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(8), 534. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2012). Better laws for coercive psychiatric treatment: lessons from the Waterlow case. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 283-286. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Financial Harm and "Serious Harm" to Self, as a Criterion for Involuntary Treatment of Mental Illness. Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 239-241.
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2012). Hindsight bias and the overestimation of suicide risk in expert testimony. The Psychiatrist, 36(6), 236-237. [More Information]
  • Stewart, C., Cockburn, T., Madden, B., Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Leave to Intervene in Cases of Gender Identity Disorder; Normative Causation; Financial Harms and Involuntary Treatment; and the Right to Be Protected From Suicide. Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 235-242. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Rising to the Human Rights Challenge in Compulsory Treatment - new Approaches to Mental Health law in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 611-620. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). The Human Right to Be Protected From Suicide: Rabone and another (Appellants) v Pennine Care [2012] UKSC 2. Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 241-242.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Western Australia - rising to the human rights challenge? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 683-683. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2011). Death Tourism. Precedent, 34.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). NSW law, ECT and DBS. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 85-85. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Protecting our patients' rights. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(2), 180-180.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Protecting our patients' rights. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(2), 180-180. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011). Refusing medical treatment after attempted suicide: rethinking capacity and coercive treatment in light of the Kerrie Wooltorton case. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4), 811-819. [More Information]
  • Harris, A., Frankish, K., Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011). Social Media and Psychiatry: Pitfalls and Promise. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(Supplement 1), A16.
  • Callaghan, S., Large, M., Ryan, C. (2011). Toward Fairer Mental Health Legislation: Legal and Ethical Issues in Coercive Detention. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(Supplement 1), A13.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Detained with a mental illness. On Line Opinion, 13 April 2010. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2010). Legal and ethical aspects of refusing medical treatment after a suicide attempt: The Wooltorton case in the Australian context. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 239-242.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2010). Legal and ethical aspects of refusing medical treatment after a suicide attempt: the Wooltorton case in the Australian context. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 239-242. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010). Long time, no see. Australians with mental illnesses wait too long before independent review of detention. Alternative Law Journal, 35(3), 128-189.

Conferences

  • Callaghan, S. (2016). Australia's Evolving Revolution in Mental Health Law. Disability, Human Rights & Social Equity Conference 2016: Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Newton-Howes, G. (2016). Has the time come to abandon coercive community treatment in mental health? Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2016: Bioethics and Health Law at the Intersections, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2016). Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms. Neuroethics Workshop 2016: University of Otago Bioethics Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2016). Respondent - Panel 1: Demeanour and Emotional Behaviour. Emotions in Legal Practices: Historical and Modern Attitudes Compared 2016 - ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100 - 1800), Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Kumar, M. (2015). Discussants: "Primer on neuroscience for lawyers" presented by Max Bennett. Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms: Responsibility, Liability and the Capacity to Punish 2015 - Sydney Law School, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Hits and Misses in CRPD-Based Reform in Australia. XXXIVth International Congress of Law and Mental Health 2015, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Human Rights and Civil Wrongs: Liability for Failure to Detain Patients with Mental Illness. Asia Pacific Civil Law Academic Symposium 2015: Tort Law Facing the World, Beijing, China: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Invited Speaker: Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms. National Judicial College of Australia 2015, Mount Lofty, SA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Opening Address: Neuroscience Research and Australian Law. Sydney Neurolaw Workshop 2015 - Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms: Responsibility, Liability and the Capacity to Punish, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Session Chair: Australia Rising to the Human Rights Challenge - New Developments in Involuntary Treatment in Australian Mental Health Law. XXXIVth International Congress of Law and Mental Health 2015, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). "Scientism" and legal agency: Is neuroscience harming people with disabilities? Neuroscience and society in the 21st century: Neuroethics Down-Under 2014, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Morris, R., Callaghan, S. (2014). Diseased preferences: The implications of volitional impairments for legal capacity. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2014). How are we to assess decision-making capacity in psychiatric illness? Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Medical Cannabis in NSW. 12th NSW Addiction Medicine Training Day: NSW Health, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Session Chair: Pathological choices? Neuroscience meets the right to decide. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Session Chair: Pathological choices? Neuroscience, autonomy and the right to decide. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Chau, J., Willaby, H., Ding, D., Freeman, B., Thow, A. (2013). Debate: Public Health needs the nanny state - Personal Responsibility vs Nanny State. New Minds, Fresh Discoveries: Our Public Health Research - University of Sydney School of Public Health’s Research Presentation Day, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Qualifying for the Right to Self-Destruct. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Rising to the Human Rights Challenge: Capacity-Based Treatment Arrives in Australian Law. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Taking Over the Asylum: New approaches to autonomy and capacity in mental illness in the era of disability rights. Sydney Health Policy Network Seminar Series 2013: University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). The Human Rights Challenging in Treatment for Mental Illness. North Shore Local Health District Recovery Forum 2013: Embracing Risk Within Recovery Oriented Practice - NSW Health Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO), St Leonards, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Values, Ethics and the Law of Involuntary Treatment in Addiction Medicine. Herbert Street Drug and Alcohol Centre Specialist Training Workshop: Royal North Shore Hospital - December 2013, St Leonards, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). "Care and control": mental capacity and discrimination in involuntary psychiatric treatment. Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference 2012, Macquarie Park, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). Capacity is more important than risk in decisions to detain and treat. New South Wales Mental Health Review Tribunal 2012, Gladesville, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). Complexity and Challenges in Perinatal Mental Health. South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Perinatal Mental Health Forum 2012, Caringbah, NSW: Presentation.
  • Braithwaite, J., MacIntyre, R., Zwar, N., Jackson-Pulver, L., Baume,, P., Stewart, G., Callaghan, S. (2012). How punitive should public health get: Smokers don't deserve health care. Annual Symposium on Advances in Public Health and Health Services Research 2012: University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). The Mental Health Act 2001. New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry 2012, North Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C., Savell, K. (2012). Whose harm? Whose responsibility? Refusals of critical medical treatment in pregnancy. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2012: Harm, Health and Responsibility, Auckland, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2011). Australian Mental Health Patients wait too long for Review of Involuntary Detention. 32nd International Congress of Law and Mental Health 2011, Berlin, Germany: Presentation.
  • Frankish, K., Ryan, C., Harris, A., Callaghan, S. (2011). Navigating the new social media. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Congress 2011, Darwin, NT: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2011). Towards better mental health legislation. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Congress 2011, Darwin, NT: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Crime or care? The problem of cause of death and 'intention to kill' in end-of-life care. Crime or care? The problem of cause of death and 'intention to kill' in end-of-life care - A Symposium 2010, Sydney, NSW: Organiser.
  • Bendorf, A., Callaghan, S. (2010). Examining "Failure Because of Success": A critical analysis of reduction in road and stroke deaths as an explanation for Australia's low organ donation rates. Inaugural Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference 2010, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Suicide and refusing medical treatment: A reflection on the UK case of Kerrie Wooltorton. Inaugural Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference 2010, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). The wait for independent review of detention is too long for Australians with mental illness. 20th Annual Mental Health Services Conference 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Policing parenting: is the Family Court going to punish you for having a drink? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., McCay, A. (2015). We need to separate the neuroscience hype from the reality. The Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). When a mother's rights clash with the needs of her unborn child. The Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). How to draw the line between 'good' and 'bad' reasons to die. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Should people with acute mental suffering be allowed to die? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Newson, A. (2014). Surrogacy, motherhood and Baby Gammy. BioNews, 766. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). Justice comes a little sooner for the mentally ill in NSW. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). A week can be a long time in mental illness. Newcastle Herald. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Clarification of the Serious Harm Criterion for Involuntary Detention. Newsletter of the NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Callaghan, S. (2011). Is that a feminist under your burqa? Binge Thinking, 2. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Meeting the Call of the Coroner: Detention and Release of Patients under the Mental Health Act. Newsletter of the NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). A month is a long time to wait in involuntary detention. Newcastle Herald.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Keeping the bastards interested. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010). Proposed Changes to the Function of the Mental Health Act Will Erode Patient Rights. Newsletter of the NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). The euthanasia lottery. The Drum. [More Information]

Reference Works

  • The Mental Health Coordinating Council., Public Interest Advocacy Centre., Callaghan, S. (2011). The Mental Health Rights Manual: A Consumer Guide to the Legal and Human Rights of People with Mental Illness in NSW (3rd Edition) 2011. The Mental Health Rights Manual: A Consumer Guide to the Legal and Human Rights of People with Mental Illness in NSW (3rd Edition) 2011.Australia: Mental Health Coordinating Council Inc.

Other

  • De Crespigny, L., Callaghan, S., Kumari Campbell, F. (2015), Is it ever too late to have an abortion?. Radio. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2015), Plans for First Human Head Transplant Announced. Television. [More Information]
  • Corderoy, A., Callaghan, S. (2015), Pregnant Jehovah's Witness' decision to refuse treatment 'harrowing' for hospital staff after mother and baby die. Newspaper. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012), Submission on the Review of New South Wales Mental Health Act 2007 - Part I: Criteria for detention and treatment.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012), Submission on the Review of New South Wales Mental Health Act 2007 - Part II: Other issues.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011), Exposure Draft Mental Health Bill (Tasmania) Submission.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011), Exposure Draft Mental Health Bill (Victoria) Final Submission.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010), Response to "Review of the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994" - The Framework of Mental Health and Related Legislation in the ACT: An Options Paper.

2017

  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2017). The impact on clinical practice of the 2015 reforms to the New South Wales Mental Health Act. Australasian Psychiatry, 25(1), 43-47. [More Information]

2016

  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2016). An Evolving Revolution: Evaluating Australia's Compliance with the 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' in Mental Health Law. UNSW Law Journal, 39(2), 596-624. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2016). Australia's Evolving Revolution in Mental Health Law. Disability, Human Rights & Social Equity Conference 2016: Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Newton-Howes, G. (2016). Has the time come to abandon coercive community treatment in mental health? Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2016: Bioethics and Health Law at the Intersections, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2016). Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms. Neuroethics Workshop 2016: University of Otago Bioethics Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2016). Respondent - Panel 1: Demeanour and Emotional Behaviour. Emotions in Legal Practices: Historical and Modern Attitudes Compared 2016 - ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100 - 1800), Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2015

  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). Capacity in mental health law: We are heading in the right direction. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(9), 848-848. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Kumar, M. (2015). Discussants: "Primer on neuroscience for lawyers" presented by Max Bennett. Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms: Responsibility, Liability and the Capacity to Punish 2015 - Sydney Law School, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Hits and Misses in CRPD-Based Reform in Australia. XXXIVth International Congress of Law and Mental Health 2015, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Human Rights and Civil Wrongs: Liability for Failure to Detain Patients with Mental Illness. Asia Pacific Civil Law Academic Symposium 2015: Tort Law Facing the World, Beijing, China: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Invited Speaker: Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms. National Judicial College of Australia 2015, Mount Lofty, SA: Presentation.
  • De Crespigny, L., Callaghan, S., Kumari Campbell, F. (2015), Is it ever too late to have an abortion?. Radio. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Legal framework. In Paul Haber, Carolyn Day, Michael Farrell (Eds.), Addiction Medicine: Principles and Practice, (pp. 48-54). Melbourne: IP Communications.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Opening Address: Neuroscience Research and Australian Law. Sydney Neurolaw Workshop 2015 - Neuroscience in Australian Courtrooms: Responsibility, Liability and the Capacity to Punish, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2015), Plans for First Human Head Transplant Announced. Television. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Policing parenting: is the Family Court going to punish you for having a drink? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Corderoy, A., Callaghan, S. (2015), Pregnant Jehovah's Witness' decision to refuse treatment 'harrowing' for hospital staff after mother and baby die. Newspaper. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). Session Chair: Australia Rising to the Human Rights Challenge - New Developments in Involuntary Treatment in Australian Mental Health Law. XXXIVth International Congress of Law and Mental Health 2015, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2015). The capacity to refuse psychiatric treatment: A guide to the law for clinicians and tribunal members. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(4), 324-333. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2015). The importance of least restrictive care: the clinical implications of a recent High Court decision on negligence. Australasian Psychiatry, 23(4), 415-417. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., McCay, A. (2015). We need to separate the neuroscience hype from the reality. The Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2015). When a mother's rights clash with the needs of her unborn child. The Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]

2014

  • Callaghan, S. (2014). "Scientism" and legal agency: Is neuroscience harming people with disabilities? Neuroscience and society in the 21st century: Neuroethics Down-Under 2014, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Paton, M., Singh, S. (2014). Can violence risk assessment really assist in clinical decision-making? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(3), 286-288. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2014). Communication, confidentiality and consent in mental health care: Balancing a patient’s right to privacy with the information needs of family and others. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(1), 9-9. [More Information]
  • Morris, R., Callaghan, S. (2014). Diseased preferences: The implications of volitional impairments for legal capacity. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Peisah, C. (2014). How are we to assess decision-making capacity in psychiatric illness? Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). How to draw the line between 'good' and 'bad' reasons to die. The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2014). Is There a Future for Involuntary Treatment in Rights-based Mental Health Law? Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 21(5), 747-766. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Medical Cannabis in NSW. 12th NSW Addiction Medicine Training Day: NSW Health, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Session Chair: Pathological choices? Neuroscience meets the right to decide. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Session Chair: Pathological choices? Neuroscience, autonomy and the right to decide. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2014: How Should We Decide?, Perth, WA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2014). Should people with acute mental suffering be allowed to die? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Newson, A. (2014). Surrogacy, motherhood and Baby Gammy. BioNews, 766. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2014). Treatment Refusal in Anorexia Nervosa: The Hardest of Cases: Commentary on "Anorexia Nervosa: The Diagnosis: A Postmodern Ethics Contribution to the Bioethics Debate on Involuntary Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa" by Sacha Kendall. Bioethical Inquiry, 11(1), 43-45. [More Information]

2013

  • Callaghan, S., Chau, J., Willaby, H., Ding, D., Freeman, B., Thow, A. (2013). Debate: Public Health needs the nanny state - Personal Responsibility vs Nanny State. New Minds, Fresh Discoveries: Our Public Health Research - University of Sydney School of Public Health’s Research Presentation Day, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2013). Mental health law reform without the risk. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 179. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2013). Mental health legislation and likelihood of harm criteria. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 280. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Qualifying for the Right to Self-Destruct. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Rising to the Human Rights Challenge: Capacity-Based Treatment Arrives in Australian Law. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2013). Risk of suicide is insufficient warrant for coercive treatment for mental illness. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 36(5-6), 374-385. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Large, M., Callaghan, S. (2013). Suicide risk assessment: where are we now? Medical Journal of Australia, 199(8), 534. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Taking Over the Asylum: New approaches to autonomy and capacity in mental illness in the era of disability rights. Sydney Health Policy Network Seminar Series 2013: University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). The Human Rights Challenging in Treatment for Mental Illness. North Shore Local Health District Recovery Forum 2013: Embracing Risk Within Recovery Oriented Practice - NSW Health Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO), St Leonards, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2013). Values, Ethics and the Law of Involuntary Treatment in Addiction Medicine. Herbert Street Drug and Alcohol Centre Specialist Training Workshop: Royal North Shore Hospital - December 2013, St Leonards, NSW: Presentation.

2012

  • Callaghan, S. (2012). "Care and control": mental capacity and discrimination in involuntary psychiatric treatment. Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Conference 2012, Macquarie Park, NSW: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2012). Better laws for coercive psychiatric treatment: lessons from the Waterlow case. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(4), 283-286. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). Capacity is more important than risk in decisions to detain and treat. New South Wales Mental Health Review Tribunal 2012, Gladesville, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). Complexity and Challenges in Perinatal Mental Health. South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Perinatal Mental Health Forum 2012, Caringbah, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Financial Harm and "Serious Harm" to Self, as a Criterion for Involuntary Treatment of Mental Illness. Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 239-241.
  • Large, M., Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2012). Hindsight bias and the overestimation of suicide risk in expert testimony. The Psychiatrist, 36(6), 236-237. [More Information]
  • Braithwaite, J., MacIntyre, R., Zwar, N., Jackson-Pulver, L., Baume,, P., Stewart, G., Callaghan, S. (2012). How punitive should public health get: Smokers don't deserve health care. Annual Symposium on Advances in Public Health and Health Services Research 2012: University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). Justice comes a little sooner for the mentally ill in NSW. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Stewart, C., Cockburn, T., Madden, B., Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Leave to Intervene in Cases of Gender Identity Disorder; Normative Causation; Financial Harms and Involuntary Treatment; and the Right to Be Protected From Suicide. Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 235-242. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Rising to the Human Rights Challenge in Compulsory Treatment - new Approaches to Mental Health law in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 611-620. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012), Submission on the Review of New South Wales Mental Health Act 2007 - Part I: Criteria for detention and treatment.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012), Submission on the Review of New South Wales Mental Health Act 2007 - Part II: Other issues.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). The Human Right to Be Protected From Suicide: Rabone and another (Appellants) v Pennine Care [2012] UKSC 2. Bioethical Inquiry, 9(3), 241-242.
  • Callaghan, S. (2012). The Mental Health Act 2001. New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry 2012, North Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2012). Western Australia - rising to the human rights challenge? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(7), 683-683. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C., Savell, K. (2012). Whose harm? Whose responsibility? Refusals of critical medical treatment in pregnancy. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) Conference 2012: Harm, Health and Responsibility, Auckland, New Zealand: Presentation.

2011

  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). A week can be a long time in mental illness. Newcastle Herald. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2011). Australian Mental Health Patients wait too long for Review of Involuntary Detention. 32nd International Congress of Law and Mental Health 2011, Berlin, Germany: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Clarification of the Serious Harm Criterion for Involuntary Detention. Newsletter of the NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Callaghan, S. (2011). Death Tourism. Precedent, 34.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011), Exposure Draft Mental Health Bill (Tasmania) Submission.
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011), Exposure Draft Mental Health Bill (Victoria) Final Submission.
  • Callaghan, S. (2011). Is that a feminist under your burqa? Binge Thinking, 2. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Meeting the Call of the Coroner: Detention and Release of Patients under the Mental Health Act. Newsletter of the NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Frankish, K., Ryan, C., Harris, A., Callaghan, S. (2011). Navigating the new social media. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Congress 2011, Darwin, NT: Presentation.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). NSW law, ECT and DBS. Australasian Psychiatry, 19(1), 85-85. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Protecting our patients' rights. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(2), 180-180.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2011). Protecting our patients' rights. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(2), 180-180. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011). Refusing medical treatment after attempted suicide: rethinking capacity and coercive treatment in light of the Kerrie Wooltorton case. Journal of Law and Medicine, 18(4), 811-819. [More Information]
  • Harris, A., Frankish, K., Callaghan, S., Ryan, C. (2011). Social Media and Psychiatry: Pitfalls and Promise. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(Supplement 1), A16.
  • The Mental Health Coordinating Council., Public Interest Advocacy Centre., Callaghan, S. (2011). The Mental Health Rights Manual: A Consumer Guide to the Legal and Human Rights of People with Mental Illness in NSW (3rd Edition) 2011. The Mental Health Rights Manual: A Consumer Guide to the Legal and Human Rights of People with Mental Illness in NSW (3rd Edition) 2011.Australia: Mental Health Coordinating Council Inc.
  • Callaghan, S., Large, M., Ryan, C. (2011). Toward Fairer Mental Health Legislation: Legal and Ethical Issues in Coercive Detention. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45(Supplement 1), A13.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2011). Towards better mental health legislation. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Congress 2011, Darwin, NT: Presentation.

2010

  • Callaghan, S. (2010). A month is a long time to wait in involuntary detention. Newcastle Herald.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Crime or care? The problem of cause of death and 'intention to kill' in end-of-life care. Crime or care? The problem of cause of death and 'intention to kill' in end-of-life care - A Symposium 2010, Sydney, NSW: Organiser.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Detained with a mental illness. On Line Opinion, 13 April 2010. [More Information]
  • Bendorf, A., Callaghan, S. (2010). Examining "Failure Because of Success": A critical analysis of reduction in road and stroke deaths as an explanation for Australia's low organ donation rates. Inaugural Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference 2010, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Keeping the bastards interested. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2010). Legal and ethical aspects of refusing medical treatment after a suicide attempt: The Wooltorton case in the Australian context. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 239-242.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S. (2010). Legal and ethical aspects of refusing medical treatment after a suicide attempt: the Wooltorton case in the Australian context. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(4), 239-242. [More Information]
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010). Long time, no see. Australians with mental illnesses wait too long before independent review of detention. Alternative Law Journal, 35(3), 128-189.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010). Proposed Changes to the Function of the Mental Health Act Will Erode Patient Rights. Newsletter of the NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Ryan, C., Callaghan, S., Large, M. (2010), Response to "Review of the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994" - The Framework of Mental Health and Related Legislation in the ACT: An Options Paper.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). Suicide and refusing medical treatment: A reflection on the UK case of Kerrie Wooltorton. Inaugural Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference 2010, Adelaide, SA: Presentation.
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). The euthanasia lottery. The Drum. [More Information]
  • Callaghan, S. (2010). The wait for independent review of detention is too long for Australians with mental illness. 20th Annual Mental Health Services Conference 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

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