Megan is Co-Director of the HeLEX research programme. She conducts research at the nexus of law and emerging health technologies, such as innovative informed consent tools, clinical technologies such as ambient listening and decision support, and health data regulation and governance. Megan was a 2021 Dyason Fellow and was awarded a 2021 University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant for research on genomics and digital health. She previously worked with Cochrane contributing to systematic review of informed consent, health communication and consumer engagement.
Megan has published widely including on dynamic consent, medical consultation recording, data breach notification laws and privacy and confidentiality in healthcare. She teaches at Melbourne Law School in the JD and Masters programmes as well as in breadth subjects at the University of Melbourne. She holds a PhD in the humanities (University of Melbourne, 2000) and a first-class honours degree in law (La Trobe University, 2014), for which she was awarded the Supreme Court Prize. Megan was admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2017. She has also worked in law publishing at the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (Victoria).
Memberships and Affiliations
- Co-lead, Health Law stream, Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law
- Member, Australasian Law Academics Association
- Member, Advisory Board, Stem Cells Australia
- Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies
- Associate Member, European Association of Health Law
- Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals