Last updated on: 7/30/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Ben White, DPhil Biography

Title:
Professor of Law at the Queensland University of Technology
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“It’s possible to have the best of both worlds – a regulated voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide law that protects the interests of vulnerable groups. We can draft legislation that permits choice for those whose suffering we cannot help as well as valuing and safeguarding vulnerable people in our community.”

Cowritten with Lindy Willmott and Robert Douglas, “Safe Assisted Dying Laws Are Possible, So Let’s Make Them,” theconversation.com, May 7, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), 2012-present
  • Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research
  • Committee Member, Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law
  • Committee Member, Queensland State Secretary for the Rhodes Scholarship, Australia
  • Commissioner (part-time), Queensland Law Reform Commission, 2007-2010
  • Commissioner, Queensland Law Reform Commission, 2005-2007
  • Former Associate, Legal Aid Queensland (Australia)
  • Former Associate, Supreme Court (Australia)
Education:
  • DPhil, Oxford University, 2005
  • LLB, honors, Queensland University of Technology
Other:
  • Professor White was a Rhodes Scholar while at Oxford University.
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) Encourage the Healthcare Industry to Promote PAS, Endangering Vulnerable Groups?