Maeghan Toews

Ms Maeghan Toews

Lecturer

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions


I am a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Law School where I teach Tort Law, Medical Law and Ethics, and Evidence and Advocacy.

My research interests are in the fields of health and medical law, with a focus on the legal and ethical issues arising from new medical biotechnologies. My work is multi-disciplinary, involving collaborations with scientists, clinicians, bioethicists, and communications scholars. I have been involved in a wide range of projects on topics such as precision medicine, rare diseases, research ethics, non-invasive prenatal testing, regenerative medicine, biobanking, and genetics and genomics. I completed a 2-year research fellowship examining legal and ethical issues associated with organ donation and transplantation, which has become a central focus of my work. My work encompasses a range of methodologies, including traditional doctrinal legal scholarship, media studies, and public surveys. 

Prior to entering academia, I completed BA, JD, and LLM degrees and spent several years in private practice as a commercial litigator.

My research interests are in the fields of health and medical law, with a focus on the legal and ethical issues arising from new medical biotechnologies. My work is multi-disciplinary, involving collaborations with scientists, clinicians, bioethicists, and communications scholars. I have been involved in a wide range of projects on topics such as precision medicine, rare diseases, research ethics, non-invasive prenatal testing, regenerative medicine, biobanking, and genetics and genomics. I completed a 2-year research fellowship examining legal and ethical issues associated with organ donation and transplantation, which has become a central focus of my work. My work encompasses a range of methodologies, including traditional doctrinal legal scholarship, media studies, and public surveys. 

 

In 2014, I was awarded the James Kreppner Fellowship by Canadian Blood Services. This fellowship was a 2-year, $150,000 award to examine legal and ethical issues associated with organ donation and transplantation in Canada. 

I teach Tort Law, Medical Law and Ethics, and Evidence and Advocacy.

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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2014 - 2016 Board Member Biomedical Research Ethics Board University of Alberta Canada
    2014 - 2015 Board Member Advisory Board for Organ Donation after Cardio-circulatory Death of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit University of Alberta Hospital
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Lex Salus University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - 2018 Board Member Academic Programs Committee University of Adelaide Law School Australia
    2015 - 2016 Board Member Clinical Ethics Committee University of Alberta Hospital Canada
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135936
  • Email: maeghan.toews@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 831 34344
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 2
  • Room: 2 05
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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