The Chief Investigator on this project is Associate Professor Cameron Stewart, Director of the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics, Sydney Law School and Associate Professor at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney. He has degrees in economics, law and jurisprudence. He has worked in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has practiced commercial law at Phillips Fox Lawyers. His previous appointment was at Macquarie Law School, where he spent 10 years, the last of which as Dean. He is also Vice President of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law and the former Acting President of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Health Law and Ethics.
Cameron has worked on a number of projects for NSW Health, the NSW Guardianship Tribunal, the Office of Public Guardian and other government departments. He has also consulted for organisations such as Alzheimer’s Australia where he worked in 2005 with Sally Bolton to update their information on legal issues for people with dementia. His current project (part from guardianship law) include studies on umbilical cord blood banking, direct to consumer advertising, and consent to high risk medical procedures.
Kate McLoughlin was the initial chief researcher on the project. She has degrees in arts and law and is now a soilcitor with the Australian Treasury Department.
Catherine McGrath is a solicitor with masters qualifications in bioethics. She also has been a part-time officer at the NSW Guardianship Tribunal.
Emily Christie is also working on the project. She has degrees in public health but is currently studying law at the University of Sydney.