Making Care Safe


A seminar by a world leading academic in the area of health law & ethics, Prof Sir Ian Kennedy

Start Date

27th Mar 2012 12:30pm

End Date

27th Mar 2012 2:00pm


Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Launceston General Hospital

A seminar presented by the

Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society

in conjunction with

the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Midwifery


Professor Sir Ian Kennedy

Chair, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, UK
Emeritus Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Policy, University College London

Professor Sir Ian Kennedy is among the world’s leading academics in the area of health law and ethics. He is also among the world’s most engaging public intellectuals and most effec-tive change agents in the area of public policy. Professor Kennedy is a former Dean of the Law School at King’s College London (1986-96), and founder of the Centre for Medical Law & Ethics (1978). He chaired the public inquiry into children’s heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (1998-2001), chaired the Healthcare Commission (2003- 09), and chaired the Nuf-field Council on Bioethics (1998-2002). He is chair of the UK Research Integrity Office, chair of The King’s Fund Inquiry into the quality of general practice in England, and is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Anaes-thetists and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the author of seminal texts in medical/health law and ethics and presented the BBC’s 1980 Reith Lectures on the subject ‘Unmasking Medicine.’ Professor Kennedy was knighted in 2002 for his services to medical law and bioethics.

This event is supported by the Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts 
with the HC Coombs Policy Forum at ANU