Staff profile - Neera Bhatia
Dr Neera Bhatia
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Business & Law|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92446594 +61 3 92446594|
Dr Neera Bhatia is a 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-ethicsand 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
- Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2015
- Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014
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
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
(Forthcoming) Bhatia, Neera and Tibballs, James, 2015, Transplantation of the heart after circulatory death of the donor – time for a change in law? Medical Journal of Australia
(Forthcoming) Bhatia, Neera, 2015, Cutting the Cord: Can society over-invest in extremely premature infants? Journal of Law and Medicine
Bhatia, Neera, 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.
Bhatia, Neera and Tibballs, James, 2014,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: DOI 10.1007/s11673-014-9572-x.
Bhatia, Neera and Bagaric, Mirko 2013, Best interests of neonates : Time for a fundamental re-think, Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 852-865.
Bhatia, Neera and Tibballs, James 2012, Legal clarification of loss of chance of a better outcome in Australia, Medical journal of Australia, vol. 196, no. 3, pp. 167-168.
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.