Meredith Blake is Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia, and was Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) from 2012-2014. She has taught and researched in the areas of medical law and criminal law for over 15 years, with an emphasis on the law and ethics of end-of-life decision making, consent to health care treatment and elder law. Meredith began her academic career at King’s College, University of London, after working at the Crown Law Department in Perth. While working in London she obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Law and Ethics from the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College London and later worked at the Centre as well as at City University Law School.
She regularly presents to health care professionals and the general public on ethical and legal issues arising in the practice of health care. She has been a member of the UWA Human Research Ethics Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Genetic Council of Australia for several years, and is a convenor of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing. Meredith is the co-author (with Dr Sonia Allan) of ‘The Patient and the Practitioner: Health Law and Ethics in Australia’ (LexisNexis, 2014).