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Dr Wendy Bonython

Associate Dean - Learning & Teaching

Level 4, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

Faculty of Law

Centre for Professional Legal Education

Professional biography

Wendy Bonython is an Associate Professor of Law at Bond University. Her research interests include torts, health law, and regulation and ethics of technology. She has published widely on issues including research ethics and regulation; legal capacity and culpability; genetic privacy; property in body parts and derivative data; regulation of medical devices and pharmaceuticals; and medical negligence. Her teaching interests include developing student and professional well-being and resilience skills; understanding interdisciplinarity; and developing student communication skills, including through the use of existing and emerging technologies.

Research interests

I am interested in the relationship between law and medicine, including the ethics of medical research and access to technologies, regulation of medicine and technology, and private law remedies available to harmed individuals under ‘publicly’ regulated schemes

Teaching expertise

  • Torts
  • Contract
  • Health and biotechnology law
  • Foundations of law
  • Postgraduate supervision


  • Tertiary Education, Graduate Certificate , University of Canberra
  • Legal Practice, Graduate Diploma, Australian National University
  • Juris Doctor, University of Canberra
  • Molecular Medicine, Doctorate of Philosophy , Griffith University
  • Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science (Hons), , University of Adelaide
  • Genetics and Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science , University of Adelaide

Fields of Research

  • Private law and civil obligations

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