Dr Edwina Light

Research Fellow &
Honorary Associate
Sydney Health Ethics, School of Public Health


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Current projects

  • I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow on the study, "Biobanks networks, medical research, and the challenge of globalisation", funded by the NHMRC (APP1083980) (chief investigators: Kerridge, I, Lipworth, W, Stewart, C, Cumming, R, Anderson, W, Wadlby, C, Eastel, S, Kowal, E, Critchley, C, Marlton, P)
  • I am also a chief investigator on the project, "The profession and the state: psychiatry under National Socialism ", funded by grants from B'nai B'rith and VELIM (chief investigators: Robertson, M, Light, E, Walter, G, Lipworth, W, Little, M)

Associations

  • Visiting Fellow, Sydney Jewish Museum (2015-)
  • Member, Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL), including membership of the AABHL Student/Early Career Researcher Stream and the Empirical Ethics Stream

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Robertson, M., Light, E., Walter, G., Lipworth, W. (2017). Psychiatry, Genocide and the National Socialist State: Lessons Learnt, Ignored and Forgotten. In Nikki Marczak and Kirril Shields (Eds.), Genocide Perspectives V: A Global Crime, Australian Voices, (pp. 69-89). Sydney: UTS ePRESS.
  • Robertson, M., Light, E. (2017). What is Ethics? In David B. Cooper (Eds.), Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use, (pp. 8-21). New York: Routledge.

Journals

  • Brophy, L., Edan, V., Gooding, P., McSherry, B., Burkett, T., Carey, S., Carroll, A., Callaghan, S., Finch, A., Hansford, M., Light, E., Ryan, C., et al (2018). Community treatment orders: towards a new research agenda. Australasian Psychiatry, 26(3), 299-302. [More Information]
  • Dive, L., Mason, P., Light, E., Kerridge, I., Lipworth, W. (2017). Globalisation and the Ethics of Transnational Biobank Networks. Asian Bioethics Review, 9(4), 301-310. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2017). How shortcomings in the mental health system affect the use of involuntary community treatment orders. Australian Health Review, 41(3), 351-356. [More Information]
  • Robertson, M., Light, E., Walter, G., Lipworth, W. (2016). Psychiatry and the 'Gay Holocaust' - the lessons of Jill Soloway's Transparent. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(6), 571-574. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Kerridge, I., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N. (2016). Reconceptualizing Involuntary Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment: From "Capacity" to "Capability". Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 23(1), 33-45. [More Information]
  • Robertson, M., Light, E., Lipworth, W., Walter, G. (2016). The Contemporary Significance of the Holocaust for Australian Psychiatry. Health and History, 18(2), 99-120.
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C. (2015). Involuntary psychiatric treatment in the community: general practitioners and the implementation of community treatment orders. Australian Family Physician, 44(7), 485-489. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2015). The Many Faces of Risk: A Qualitative Study of Risk in Outpatient Involuntary Treatment. Psychiatric Services, 66(6), 649-652. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2014). The lived experience of involuntary community treatment: a qualitative study of mental health consumers and carers. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(4), 345-351. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Community treatment orders in Australia: rates and patterns of use. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(6), 478-482. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Out of sight, out of mind: making involuntary community treatment visible in the mental health system. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(9), 591-593. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., et al (2016). Discussants. CASP/SLAM Leadership Seminar: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Robertson, M., Light, E. (2016). Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health. World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2016 - Psychiatry: Integrative Care for the Community, Cape Town, South Africa: Presentation.
  • Light, E. (2016). What is the "good" of CTOs? Melbourne Social Equity Institute Symposium on Community Treatment Orders 2016: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Light, E., Boyce, P., Rosen, A., Carney, T. (2013). Conceptual Models of "Risk" and "Capacity" in Community-Based Compulsory Psychiatric Treatment: Results from an Empirical Study. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH 2013), Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.

2018

  • Brophy, L., Edan, V., Gooding, P., McSherry, B., Burkett, T., Carey, S., Carroll, A., Callaghan, S., Finch, A., Hansford, M., Light, E., Ryan, C., et al (2018). Community treatment orders: towards a new research agenda. Australasian Psychiatry, 26(3), 299-302. [More Information]

2017

  • Dive, L., Mason, P., Light, E., Kerridge, I., Lipworth, W. (2017). Globalisation and the Ethics of Transnational Biobank Networks. Asian Bioethics Review, 9(4), 301-310. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2017). How shortcomings in the mental health system affect the use of involuntary community treatment orders. Australian Health Review, 41(3), 351-356. [More Information]
  • Robertson, M., Light, E., Walter, G., Lipworth, W. (2017). Psychiatry, Genocide and the National Socialist State: Lessons Learnt, Ignored and Forgotten. In Nikki Marczak and Kirril Shields (Eds.), Genocide Perspectives V: A Global Crime, Australian Voices, (pp. 69-89). Sydney: UTS ePRESS.
  • Robertson, M., Light, E. (2017). What is Ethics? In David B. Cooper (Eds.), Ethics in Mental Health-Substance Use, (pp. 8-21). New York: Routledge.

2016

  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., et al (2016). Discussants. CASP/SLAM Leadership Seminar: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Robertson, M., Light, E., Walter, G., Lipworth, W. (2016). Psychiatry and the 'Gay Holocaust' - the lessons of Jill Soloway's Transparent. Australasian Psychiatry, 24(6), 571-574. [More Information]
  • Robertson, M., Light, E. (2016). Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health. World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2016 - Psychiatry: Integrative Care for the Community, Cape Town, South Africa: Presentation.
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Kerridge, I., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N. (2016). Reconceptualizing Involuntary Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment: From "Capacity" to "Capability". Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 23(1), 33-45. [More Information]
  • Robertson, M., Light, E., Lipworth, W., Walter, G. (2016). The Contemporary Significance of the Holocaust for Australian Psychiatry. Health and History, 18(2), 99-120.
  • Light, E. (2016). What is the "good" of CTOs? Melbourne Social Equity Institute Symposium on Community Treatment Orders 2016: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.

2015

  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C. (2015). Involuntary psychiatric treatment in the community: general practitioners and the implementation of community treatment orders. Australian Family Physician, 44(7), 485-489. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2015). The Many Faces of Risk: A Qualitative Study of Risk in Outpatient Involuntary Treatment. Psychiatric Services, 66(6), 649-652. [More Information]

2014

  • Light, E., Robertson, M., Boyce, P., Carney, T., Rosen, A., Cleary, M., Hunt, G., O'Connor, N., Ryan, C., Kerridge, I. (2014). The lived experience of involuntary community treatment: a qualitative study of mental health consumers and carers. Australasian Psychiatry, 22(4), 345-351. [More Information]

2013

  • Robertson, M., Ryan, C., Light, E., Boyce, P., Rosen, A., Carney, T. (2013). Conceptual Models of "Risk" and "Capacity" in Community-Based Compulsory Psychiatric Treatment: Results from an Empirical Study. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH 2013), Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.

2012

  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Community treatment orders in Australia: rates and patterns of use. Australasian Psychiatry, 20(6), 478-482. [More Information]
  • Light, E., Kerridge, I., Ryan, C., Robertson, M. (2012). Out of sight, out of mind: making involuntary community treatment visible in the mental health system. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(9), 591-593. [More Information]

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