Dr Neera Bhatia is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University. She has previously held the role of Director of Research in the Deakin Law School, in addition to convenor of the Law School research seminar program. She holds an LLB (Hons), Masters in Law (with distinction) and a Doctorate in Law from Deakin University.
She is the author of 'Critically impaired infants and end of life decision making: Resource allocation and difficult decisions' published by Routledge Cavendish (UK). Her research interests are in the area of health law, more specifically, end of life decision making, bio-ethics and global health issues concerning infants and children. She also researches in the area of organ donation, euthanasia and more recently in the area of cryonics.
Dr Bhatia actively engages with the wider community on issues that are important and topical in health law. She regularly appears in the media as an expert commentator on her research areas. She is affiliated with research centres focusing on health law, bioethics, consumer wellbeing and person centred healthcare.
End of Life Decision Making Concerning Infants and Children
Health Care Rationing
1.Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare
2. Centre for Employee and Consumer Wellbeing
3. Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law
4. Society of Legal Scholars
Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
MLJ704: Torts and Policy
MLJ706: Law And Policy Of Misleading Conduct And Product Liability
MLL213: Tort Law
MLL217: Misleading and Economic Torts
Tort Law (Undergraduate and Postgraduate).
Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts (Undergraduate and Postgraduate).
Health Law and Bioethics.
Invited Speaker: Cryonics: Our frozen future or this century’s snake oil?: Sydney Health Ethics Centre, University of Sydney: 29/03/2018: Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Victoria's Voluntary Asssited Dying Legislation: An open dialogue about its function, impact and implementation: Melbourne City Mission:13/12/2017: Melbourne, Australia
Invited Speaker along with Professor Peter Singer AC and Professor Julian Savulescu: Solving the organ crisis ethically: Melbourne University Public Lecture: 25/08/2015: Melbourne, Australia
Invited Speaker: Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making: Resource Allocation and Difficult Decisions: Australian Lawyers Alliance - Medical Law Conference: 31/07/2015: Sydney, Australia
Invited Speaker: Transplantation of the heart after circulatory death: Time for a change in the law: Grand Round Seminar: Royal Children's Hospital: 24/06/2015: Melbourne, Australia
Cutting the Cord: Can society over - invest in extremely premature neonates? : Law and Society Association Conference: 29/05/2014: Minneapolis, United States of America
Futility, Babies and the 21st Century : Australasian Association of Bio-ethics and Health Law : 11/07/2011: Gold Coast, Australia
The Illegal Human Organ Trade: NALSAR : 25/02/2009 : Hyderabad, India
Tele-Medicine, Tele-Surgery and the Law : Society of Legal Scholars : 15/09/2008 : London, U.K
1. Legal Representative, Clinical Ethics Committee, Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care
ABC News at noon: Ros Childs: 25 July 2017: The case of Charlie Gard, Interview with Neera Bhatia.
ABC Lateline: David Lipson: 14 February 2017: Cryonics, Interview with Dr Neera Bhatia and Marta Sandberg.
Radio Live News, Auckland NZ: with John-Michael Swannix: ‘The role of the next-of kin’ in organ donation and ‘Opt Out’ Systems: 24 Jan 2018.
Geelong Advertiser, Organ donations should be decided by next of kin: Deakin University expert’: 25 Jan 2018.
National Radio News, Australia: with Katreena Shelley: ‘Opt Out’ Organ Donation Systems and Property Rights: 26 Jan 2018.
Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs, The Australian, 'Diversity still so far away, right across the board': 27 Oct 2017.
ABC South East Breakfast: Simon Lauder: The tragic case of Charlie Gard: 28 July 2017: Interview with Neera Bhatia (live).
ABC News Radio: Cathy Bell: The Charlie Gard Case and the impact of social media:25 July 2017: Interview with Neera Bhatia.
ABC Perth Breakfast Radio:Peter Bell: 24 November 2016: The Ethics of Cryonics.
Think: Health: Radio 2ser: 8 Feb 2016: Life and Death Decisions for Micro-Prems.
Jill Margo, 'Debate over the definition of death, does the law need to change?’ The Australian Financial Review, 27 Oct 2015.
Craig Butt, ‘New forms of heart transplant illegal, journal article warns’ The Age, 21 Sept 2015. (Also in: Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times).
Brad Crouch, ‘Legal tweak could save lives’ Adelaide Advertiser, 21 Sept 2015.
ABC 774 DRive: Radio Interview: 21 Sept 2015: With Raphael Epstein.
Radio National News: 21 Sept 2015: Change to law needed to ease heart transplant shortfall.
Medical Journal of Australia Podcast: Episode 28: 21 Sept 2015 - Discussion about the legal pitfalls of heart transplantation after circulatory death and the risks for doctors.
The Wire Community Radio: 8 July 2015: Premature babies at the edge of viability.
ABC Regional Radio: 16 June 2015: Should we save extremely preamture babies?
ABC National Radio - RN:DRIVE: 16 June 2015: The Ethics of saving premature babies.
Geelong Independent: Geelong academic questions cost of saving some babies, Geelong Independent, 16 June 2015.
Commentaries: The Conversation
Neera Bhatia, 25 July 2017: Three ways the Charlie Gard case could affect future end-of-life cases globally, The Conversation.
Neera Bhatia (with Julian Savulescu), 23 November 2016: Cryonics: Hope, Hype or Hell?, The Conversation.
Neera Bhatia, 6 February 2016: Withdrawing treatment from premature babies – when doctors and parents disagree, The Conversation.
A human rights-based approach to compulsory treatment of young people experiencing mental disorder
J Kotzmann, N Bhatia, M McMahon
(2018), Australian Journal of Human Rights, C1
(2017), pp. 249-263, Tensions and traumas in health law, Sydney, N.S.W., B1
N Bhatia, J Tibballs
(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 946-974, New Zealand Universities law review, New York, N.Y., C1
N Bhatia, B White, L Deliens
(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 835-848, Journal of law and medicine, Sydney, N.S.W., C1
Deficiencies and missed opportunities to formulate clinical guidelines in Australia for withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment in severely disabled and impaired infants
N Bhatia, J Tibballs
(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 449-459, Journal of bioethical inquiry, Berlin, Germany, C1
(2015), Abingdon, Eng., A1
J Tibballs, N Bhatia
(2015), Vol. 203, pp. 268-271, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1
(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 443-456, Journal of law and medicine, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1
N Bhatia, M Bagaric
(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 852-865, Journal of law and medicine, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1
(2008), pp. 171-177, Telesurgery, Berlin, Germany, B1-1
(2006), pp. 61-64, Teleophthalmology, Berlin , Germany, B1-1
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