Olga Pandos

Ms Olga Pandos


Adelaide Law School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Miss Olga Pandos is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide in Medical Law, Biotechnology and Bioethics, with a particular interest in the intersection of law and science, policy and reform. In 2020, she was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Using her majors in Biochemistry and Genetics, Miss Pandos explores legal and ethical issues concerning biotechnology, genetics and therapeutic clinical interventions. Miss Pandos' research interests include bioethics, law reform, decision-making capacity and access to justice for vulnerable populations, including Aboriginal communities, persons with a disability, persons with a cognitive impairment and culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.

Since 2019, Miss Pandos has been a researcher at the South Australian Law Reform Institute. She is the lead author and researcher for the independent, statutory review of the Mental Health Act 2009 (SA). She is also a co-author of the recent statutory review into the Ageing and Adult Safeguarding Act 1995 (SA), where she provided expertise in relation to the legal and medical understandings of decision-making capacity, consent and coercion. Her expertise also covers international human rights laws and particular implications for vulnerable populations including Aboriginal communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and persons with a disability.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Miss Pandos worked as a Policy Officer for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. As part of her role, she undertook extensive research, editing and writing summaries of evidence and background and issues papers on a variety of issues.

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Women Lawyers Association of South Australia Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Cairns Society SA Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member Law Society of South Australia Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member Golden Key International Honor Society Australia
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Australia
    2015 - ongoing Co-Founder Adelaide University Asylum Seekers Association Australia
    2015 - 2018 Member Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia Australia
    2015 - 2017 Secretary University Senior College Old Scholar’s Association Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Australia
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing University of Adelaide Open Day - Adelaide Law School Panel Networking event The University of Adelaide -
    2022 - ongoing Adelaide Medical School - Medico-Legal Panel Plenary or general session The University of Adelaide -
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Witness Competence and Capacity: Irreconcilable Differences? The Current Topical References of the South Australian Law Reform Institute Capacity, Competence & Caution Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133139
  • Email: olga.pandos@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood, floor Second Floor
  • Room: 209
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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