- Dr Shih-Ning Then
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
- Discipline *
- Law, Other Law and Legal Studies
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney), Masters of Law (University of Edinburgh)
- Professional memberships
- 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/achlrChildren and Youth Research Centre: http://www.cyrc.qut.edu.au/
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.
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.
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.
Units currently taught
- LWS101 Ethics, Law and Health Care
- LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.