Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Fiona McDonald
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
Law, Applied Ethics, Policy and Administration
Phone
+61 7 3138 2010
Email
Location
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Qualifications

JSD - Doctoral in Science (Dalhousie University Canada), Master of Laws (Dalhousie University Canada)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research
  • Member of Dalhousie University’s Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit.
Keywords

health governance, health professional regulation, health systems law and policy, health workforce governance, organisational ethics, patient safety, rural bioethics, rural health, ACHLR

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

Biography

Fiona is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology. Fiona is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Canada. Fiona is a Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She is also a member of Dalhousie University’s Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit. Prior to her appointment Fiona was a research associate at the Health Law Institute at Dalhousie University, Canada and a legal advisor to New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner.  Fiona’s research encompasses issues related to health governance and has four broad themes:

  • the governance of health and systems (with a focus on rural bioethics and disaster response)
  • the governance of health technologies
  • the governance of health professionals
  • the governance of health organisations.

Fiona’s work has been published in a range of international journals, she has presented at a number of international conferences, and she has received grants, contracts and scholarships to conduct research in this area.

 

Research interests

  • Health governance
  • Health systems law and policy
  • Rural bioethics
  • Bioethics
  • Regulation.

Research funding

  • National Health and Medical Research Council (2013-2018) $2.5 million Centre for Research Excellence in End-of-Life Care, (P Yates, G Mitchell, D. Currow, K. Eagar, H. Edwards, G. Gardner, L. Willmott, A. Bonner, R. Clark, J Tieman, (CIs), McCaffrey, Johnson, Beattie, McCarthy, Broom, White, McDonald (AIs)).
  •  Canadian Institutes for Health Research Operating Grant (2011-2016) $442,066 (CD) Articulating Standards: translating the practices of standardizing health technologies (Professor J. Graham, Dalhousie University (PI), Professor R. Darnell, University of Western Ontario, Dr C. Holmes, CNRS Centre National de la Recherché Scientique, France; Dr M. Jones, ECHO: Women’s Health, and Dr F. McDonald, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant: Health Services and Policy Research (2010) $17,000 (CD) Articulating Standards and Practices of Health Regulation: A Grant Writing Workshop (J. Graham (P.I), R Darnell, C Holmes, M Jones, F McDonald, V Ozdemir, C. Stephens)
  • Australia Indonesia Governance Research Partnership (2009) $61,720 Evidence-Based Decision Making to Reform Governance at the District Level: The Case of Nutritional Policies, Programs and Interventions in Bantul and Gunungkidul (F. McDonald & A. Yoganingrum (PIs), F. Purwaningrum, D. Ariani)
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Fiona McDonald.

Teaching

Units currently taught
LWN164 Health Law and Ethics

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Fiona McDonald.

Publications

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

Supervision