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Professor Fiona Kelly Professor, Law Melbourne

Professor Kelly is a Professor in the La Trobe University Law School, where she is also the Director of the Centre for Health Law and Society. She holds a BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and an LLM and PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Professor Kelly's research interests are primarily in the area of Family Law and Health Law, with a particular focus on the legal regulation of assisted reproduction. She has published extensively in Australian and international journals on a variety of topics, including the judicial and legislative treatment of lesbian and single mother by choice families, the legal regulation of parentage in the context of assisted reproduction, the ethics of sperm donor anonymity, and the legal treatment of transgender children and youth seeking medical treatment. Professor Kelly is the lead CI on an ARC Discovery Project grant, "Families of Strangers? The socio-legal implications of donor linking” (with A/P Deborah Dempsey, Swinburne University). Professor Kelly has partnered with the Victorian Assisted Reproduction Treatment Authority (VARTA) and is co-author of VARTA's 2018 report on the History of Donor Conception Records in Victoria.


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