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Dr Shih-Ning Then

Faculty of Law,
Law School

Personal

Name
Dr Shih-Ning Then
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
Law, Other Law and Legal Studies
Phone
+61 7 3138 9596
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney), Masters of Law (University of Edinburgh)

Professional memberships
and associations
Dr Shih-Ning Then is a member of the QUT Australian Centre for Health Law research and the QUT Children and Youth Research Centre.
Australian Centre for Health Law Research: http://www.qut.edu.au/research/achlr
Children and Youth Research Centre: http://www.cyrc.qut.edu.au/
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ACHLR

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Shih-Ning Then commenced with the School of Law in 2008. Shih-Ning researches and teaches in the areas of medical law and ethics. She is an experienced interdisciplinary researcher who has published with medical practitioners, ethicists and other interdisciplinary scholars.

Research

Shih-Ning’s research interests include:

  • regulation of biomedical science
  • artificial reproductive technologies
  • involvement of minors in a health context
  • use of human tissues and tissue transplantation
  • guardianship of adults without capacity and supported decision-making
  • health law.

Shih-Ning is a chief investigator on an ARC funded linkage grant looking at effective decision-making support for people with cognitive disabilities (https://research.qut.edu.au/achlr/projects/effective-decision-making-support-for-people-with-cognitive-disability/).   She is currently a member of the NHMRC Organ and Tissue Working Committee and has experience as a member of a human research ethics committee.

Shih-Ning would be interested in supervising PhD students in her areas of expertise.

Background

Shih-Ning graduated from The University of Queensland in 2003 with First-class honours in Law and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. In 2009 she completed a Master of Laws in Innovation, Technology and the Law at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with Distinction and in 2015 completed a PhD at the University of Sydney. Prior to joining QUT, Shih-Ning worked as an associate to Justice Davies in the Queensland Court of Appeal, a lawyer at Minter Ellison Lawyer and as a legal officer for the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

This information has been contributed by Dr Shih-Ning Then.

Teaching

Units currently taught

  • LWS101 Ethics, Law and Health Care
  • LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
This information has been contributed by Dr Shih-Ning Then.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Effective Decision Making Support for People with Cognitive Disability
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100391
Start year
2016
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