- Associate Professor Tina Cockburn
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Law,
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LLM (Queensland University of Technology), LLB(Hons) (University of Queensland), BCom (University of Queensland)
- Professional memberships
- Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners
- Queensland Law Society
- Australian Lawyers Alliance
- Australasian Law Teachers Association
elder financial abuse, elder law, equity, medical law, medical negligence, online learning, succession law, tort law, trusts, work integrated learning
Prior to joining the QUT Faculty of Law, Tina Cockburn practised as a solicitor with Feez Ruthning, Brisbane (now Allens Arthur Robinson) in the areas of Commercial, Property, Trusts and Estate Law.
Recipient of the 2009 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2007 Law Faculty Award for Achievement in Research, Tina researches, publishes and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of Equity, Trusts, Tort and Health Law, with a focus on two broad areas
- The legal rights and remedies of vulnerable members of society, with particular focus on equitable claims involving elder and disadvantaged persons
- Claims arising out of adverse medical events, including medical negligence, intentional torts, open disclosure and disciplinary proceedings.
Tina has published
- an edited book, Cockburn and Wiseman, Disclosure Obligations in Business Relationships, Federation Press
- 3 other books, including Dal Pont and Cockburn, Equity and Trusts in Principle, 2nd ed, LawBook Co, 2008
- 9 book chapters
- some 45 refereed C1 and/or ERA ranked scholarly journal articles
- and over 100 other scholarly articles and publications.
Her publications have been referred to by Australian High Court, Courts of Appeal, Supreme Court and Federal Court judges and by leading academics, practitioners and policy makers.
2005 – Present: member of the editorial board of the Retirement and Estate Planning Bulletin, Lexis Nexis
1996-2000: general editor of the QUT Law and Justice Journal (with Professor Malcolm Cope and Samantha Traves)
2001-2003: general editor of the Precedent journal.
Accredited by SEDA in 1998 following completion of Graduate CertEd (Higher Ed), Tina also has a research interest in legal education (particularly work integrated learning, reflection, online teaching and the use of elearning tools such as eportfolio) and has received a number of research grants for her work in legal education. She regularly presents conference papers and publishes on legal education, including through her membership and roles with ALTA (Convenor/Co-convenor Equity & Trusts interest group: 2001-2008).
Tina’s QUT Law Faculty roles presently include membership of the Law Faculty Academic Board, the Law School Teaching and Learning Committee and she is also the second year course coordinator for the QUT undergraduate law degree program.
Tina is an active member of the national legal profession and is regularly invited to contribute to the continuing legal education programs of associations of legal practitioners and other professionals including doctors and allied health care providers, by presenting conference papers and workshops, and by publishing articles in professional journals Publication areas include
- elder law
- succession law
- medical negligence
- intentional torts.
- Health Law
- Elder Law
- Tort Law – particularly Medical Negligence and Intentional Torts
- Legal Education – particularly work integrated learning, reflection and eportfolio and the use of elearning tools and online teaching.
Units currently taught:
LWB422 Virtual Law Placement
LWN087 Contemporary Issues in Tort Law
LWN149 Conception Birth and the Law
LWN162 Australian Common Law
LWN166 Consent to Treatment and Medical Negligence
LWN164 Healthcare Law and Ethics
LWN Elder Law
LLM Research Project Supervision
- Cockburn TL, Madden B, (2009) Legislative intervention in Queensland to restrict access to solariums and cosmetic procedures by children and young persons, Journal of Law and Medicine p653-665
- Hamilton B, Cockburn T, (2008) Solicitors taking substantial gifts under wills: Probate doctrines, professional regulation and the application of equitable doctrines, Journal of Equity p117-142
- Shirley MJ, Davies IT, Cockburn TL, Carver TL, (2006) The Challenge of Providing Work-Integrated Learning for Law Students - the QUT Experience, International Journal of Clinical Legal Education p134-147
- Madden B, Cockburn T, (2007) Bundaberg and Beyond: Duty to disclose Adverse Events to Patients, Journal of Law and Medicine p501-527
- Cockburn TL, Madden B, (2006) International Torts Claims in Medical Cases, Journal of Law and Medicine p311-335
- Dal Pont GE, Cockburn TL, (2005) Equity and trusts in principle p1-513
- Cockburn TL, Madden B, (2006) Intentional Torts Claims in Medical Cases, Journal of Law and Medicine p311-335
- Cockburn TL, Thomas MN, (2001) Personal Liability of Public Officers in the Tort of Misfeasance in Public Office - Part 2, Torts Law Journal p245-268
- Cockburn TL, Thomas MN, (2001) Personal Liability of Public Officers in the Tort of Misfeasance in Public Office - Part 1, Torts Law Journal p80-108
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.