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Kerry Petersen

 

Federation Press mourns the death of Kerry Petersen, who passed away on 7 March, 2020.  She was a pioneer in the field of Medical Law and made important contributions to its study in Australia and internationally.

Kerry Petersen was an Honorary Associate in the Law School at La Trobe University. Her main research interest was in medical law, particularly in the area of human reproduction. Kerry held a number of research grants including two ARC Discovery grants with research teams; a Senior Research Fellowship at the School of Law, University of Glasgow; a Rockefeller Residential Fellowship Residency Program Bellagio, Italy; an Australian Bicentennial Fellowship Grant from the Menzies Centre, Kings College University of London; and a grant from the Fertility Society of Australia (G Baker). She published the following books: Abortion Regimes (Dartmouth, Aldershot, UK) and Pink Pages: A Directory of Women’s Rights in Australia (Penguin Australia, with B Bishop); and edited books: Controversies in Health Law (Federation Press, with I Freckelton), Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law (Federation Press, with I Freckelton) and Intersections: Women on Law, and Medicine and Technology Medicine (Ashgate, Dartmouth).

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