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Adjunct Professor Anne-Maree Kelly
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Law,
Research (Law),
Law School Research
Discipline *
Other Law and Legal Studies, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Health Services
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MD (University of New South Wales)

Professional memberships
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Fellow, Australian College for Emergency Medicine

Professorial Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Melbourne


Health Law, Medical Litigation, Expert Evidence, Emergency Care, Ethics in Law and Medicine

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


Anne-Maree Kelly is an Adjunct Professor in the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law.

Anne-Maree is an emergency physician and clinical research academic by background.  Her interest in health law came out of her experience as a medical expert for coroners and in medical litigation.  Her areas of research interest in law include:

1. Expert medical evidence

2. Health data governance – especially use of health records for research, consent, images and governance

3. End of life care – especially clarity and use of Advance Care Directives in emergency departments

4. The interface between ethics, health and medicine

Anne-Maree is an experienced researcher with more than 200 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 20 book chapters. She was previously co-editor of Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine, the main textbook in the field in Australia.  She has co-supervised 4 PhDs and more than 50 student research projects. She serves as a specialist reviewer for more than 10 major journals, including all of the major Emergency Medicine journals.

In addition to her qualifications in Medicine, Anne-Maree holds a Master of Clinical Education from UNSW and a Master of Health and Medical Law at The University of Melbourne.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Anne-Maree Kelly.


Anne-Maree has served on a number of state and federal advisory bodies including:

1.Senior Clinical Advisor, Emergency Care Clinical Network, Dept. of Health/ Commission for Hospital Improvement/ Safer Care Victoria, Victoria, Australia (2008-18)

2. Co-chair, Acute services working group, Better Cardiac care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people forum. (National, AHMAC initiative) (2013-4)

3. Victorian Quality Council (2004-8)

4. Member, National Asthma Reference Group, Department of Health and Aging.  (2003-5)

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Professor Anne-Maree Kelly.