Dr Neera Bhatia
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Business and Law|
|Department:||BL Deakin Law School|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 924 46594 +61 3 924 46594|
Dr Neera Bhatia is a senior lecturer in Law at Deakin University. She holds an LLB (Hons), Masters in Law (UK) and a Doctorate in Law from Deakin University. Most recently she completed her Graduate Certificate in Higher Education also 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 children.
She currently teaches Tort Law and Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts. She is a member of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law and The Society of Legal Scholars.
- Bachelor of Law(s), University of Wolverhampton, 2001
- Master of Law, University of Wolverhampton, 2003
- Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014
- Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2015
Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law
Society of Legal Scholars, UK
Torts, Jurisprudence & Medical Law Research Hub, School of Law, Deakin University
Health Law and Bioethics
Subjects and units currently teaching
MLL213: Tort Law
MML217: Misleading and Economic Torts
Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
Health Law and Bioethics
Conferences and seminars
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
Think: Health: Radio 2ser: 8 Feb 2016: Life and Death Decisions for Micro-Prems. http://www.2ser.com/get-involved/newsletter/item/20399-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 Epstien.
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: https://www.mja.com.au/multimedia/podcasts
The Wire Community Radio: 8 July 2015: Premature babies at the edge of viability. http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=12918
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. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/the-ethics-of-saving-premature-babies/6550974
Geelong academic questions cost of saving some babies, Geelong Independent, 16 June 2015.
End of Life Decision making
Neera Bhatia, June 2015, Critically Impaired Infants and End of Life Decision Making: Resource Allocation and Difficult Decisions, Routledge Cavendish Publishing, ISBN:978-1-13-882848-3. 222 pages.
Neera Bhatia, 2015, Cutting the Cord: Can society over-invest in extremely premature infants? Journal of Law and Medicine, vol 23, no 4.
Neera Bhatia (with James Tibballs), 2015, Transplantation of the heart after circulatory death of the donor – time for a change in law? Medical Journal of Australia, vol 203, no.6.
Neera Bhatia (with James Tibballs), 2015,Deficiencies and Missed Opportunities to Formulate Clinical Guidelines in Australia for Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment in Severely Disabled and Impaired Infants, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry: vol.12, no. 3. DOI 10.1007/s11673-014-9572-x.
Neera Bhatia (with Mirko Bagaric), 2013, Best interests of neonates : Time for a fundamental re-think, Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 20, no. 4.
Neera Bhatia (with James Tibballs), 2012, Legal clarification of loss of chance of a better outcome in Australia, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 196, no. 3.
Bhatia, Neera 2008, Telesurgery and the law, in Telesurgery, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.171-177.
Bhatia, Neera 2006, Telemedicine and the law, in Teleophthalmology, Springer, Berlin , Germany, pp.61-64.