- 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/
ACHLR, Health and Medical Law, Medical Ethics, Children as patients, Organ and tissue transplantation and donation, Substitute decision-making, Supported decision-making, End of life decision-making, Biomedical research
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
- Then S, Kerridge I, Marks M, (2018) Children as haematopoietic stem cell donors: ethically challenging and legally complex, Medical Journal of Australia p334-337
- Bigby C, Douglas J, Carney T, Then S, Wiesel (Vizel) I, Smith E, (2017) Delivering decision making support to people with cognitive disability - What has been learned from pilot programs in Australia from 2010 to 2015, Australian Journal of Social Issues p222-240
- Willmott L, White BP, Stackpoole CJ, Then S, Man H, Yu M, Shen W, (2017) Guardianship and health decisions in China and Australia: A comparative analysis, Asian Journal of Comparative Law p371-400
- Then S, (2017) The 'best' way for courts to decide if young children should act as bone marrow donors?, Medical Law International p3-42
- Then S, (2015) Pressure placed on paediatric haematopoietic stem cell donors: Views from health professionals, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health p1182-1187
- McDonald F, Then S, (2014) Ethics, law and health care: a guide for nurses and midwives
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)
- Effective Decision Making Support for People with Cognitive Disability
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Enforceability of Mental Health Advance Directives in Australia: The Legal Limits of Personal Autonomy
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Professor Ben White, Professor Lindy Willmott
- Improving the regulation of research misconduct
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Dr Fiona McDonald