Ms Penny Gleeson

  • Ms Penny Gleeson

Fellow (The Melbourne JD)


Penny Gleeson is a Sessional Lecturer and Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. She currently teaches Torts in the Juris Doctor program.

Ms Gleeson’s research focusses on the role of law, ethics and public policy in relation to new medical technologies. As a Principal Research Fellow from 2014 to 2016 she researched the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research in collaboration with the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and Department of Health and Human Services. She was a member of the external advisory group for the Victorian Government’s genomic services framework. As part of her PhD candidature, Ms Gleeson is considering the political legitimacy of therapeutic goods’ regulation in Australia.

Prior to joining Melbourne Law School Ms Gleeson was an executive with the Victorian Public Service, including as Director, Legal for the Department of Premier and Cabinet. She also served as an associate to the Hon Chief Justice M E Black of the Federal Court of Australia and as a solicitor with Ashurst. Ms Gleeson holds a LLB (Hons) / BA from the University of Melbourne and a LLM from the University of Cambridge. Her graduate studies have been supported by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, the Australian Government Research Training Program and the Melbourne Networked Society Institute.