Ms Michelle de Souza

Associate Lecturer - School of Law

Michelle de Souza

Phone: +61 2 6773 5209

Email: mdesouza@une.edu.au

Biography

Michelle joined UNE in 2010 and teaches torts and medical law. Her research interests are medical law and medical ethics, with a focus on the beginning of life and assisted reproductive technology.

Michelle is completing a PhD (part-time) at the University of Sydney. Her thesis examines the regulation of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in Australia and the UK. As part of her PhD, Michelle spent Fall term 2015 at Harvard Law School as a doctoral exchange student. In addition to advancing her own PhD research, Michelle participated in the Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics workshop run by the Petrie Flom Centre.

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice

Teaching Areas

LAW231: Law of Torts I

LAW232: Law of Torts II

LAW342: Medico-Legal Issues

Research Interests

Michelle is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Her thesis examines the regulation of pre-implantation genetic testing in Australia, the UK and the US.

Research Interests:

Medical Law and Medical Ethics. In particular, bioethics and comparative healthcare law.

Publications

Michelle de Souza, ‘Regulating Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Australia: Disability and Parental Choice’ (2015) Journal of Law and Medicine 915

Michelle de Souza, ‘The Regulation of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Is there anything the United Kingdom can learn from the Australian Experience?’ (2012) 20 JLM 165.

Sonia Allan and Michelle de Souza, ‘Pre-conception, Conception and Birth’ in Sonia Allan and Meredith Blake The patient and the Practitioner: Health Law and Ethics in Australia (2014) Lexis Nexis Butterworths