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

Lindy Willmott, PhD, LLM Biography

Title:
Professor of Law and Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research 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 Ben White and Robert Douglas, “Safe Assisted Dying Laws Are Possible, So Let’s Make Them,” theconversation.com, May 7, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law Queensland University of Technology (Australia), 2006-present
  • Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • Faculty member, Law, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), 1986-present
  • Co-editor, Health Law and Guardianship section, Queensland Lawyer
  • Member, Guardianship and Administration Tribunal (formerly the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal), Jan. 2005-2010
  • Member, Queensland Law Reform Commission, 1990-1994
Education:
  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 2011
  • LLM, Cambridge University, 1989
  • LLB, honors, University of Queensland, 1983
  • BCom (Bachelor of Commerce), University of Queensland, 1981
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) Encourage the Healthcare Industry to Promote PAS, Endangering Vulnerable Groups?