Tess Whitton

PhD Candidate

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Tess is interested in the ethical, legal and social implications of biotechnology and biomedicine. This includes regulatory frameworks and governance models across biomedical law, public attitudes and expectations of emerging health technologies and commercialisation of biotechnology.

She is currently a PhD Candidate with HeLEX@Melbourne at the Melbourne Law School. Her thesis explores adaptive regulation of emerging health technologies (such as genome engineering, 3-D printing and machine-learning in health).

Thesis Title

A critical role for adaptive regulation of emerging health technology (draft title).


  • Health Law and Bioethics
  • Medicine and Law
  • Science Technology and the Law