Amy Thomasson


  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Amy is an Associate Lecturer at UWA Law School where she teaches Law for Every Day Lives in the Law & Society Major (Bachelor of Arts) and Family Law in the JD. She was previously an Associate at the Court of Appeal, practised family law and has helped develop course content for Torts. 

Amy was previously a sessional tutor in Torts and Evidence Law at UWA in the JD. She also has extensive research experience, assisting Dr Marco Rizzi and Dr Tamara Tulich in researching for their chapter in the Routledge Handbook on Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Her research interests include health law & policy (including public health and reproductive technology), law & technology and family law, with a particular focus on family and domestic violence. Amy relishes the opportunity to participate in interdiscplinary research projects and collaborate with others. 

Research interests

  • Health Law & Policy;
  • Family Law; and
  • Law & Technology.

Teaching overview

Amy is co-unit coodinator of LAWS1112 Adulting: Law for Everyday Lives (Bachelor of Arts) and lectures into LAWS5118 Family Law (JD). 

Current projects

MandEval: Effectiveness and Consequences of Australia's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. Role: Research Associate.

Previous positions

2019 - 2021 Research Assistant, UWA Law School

2021 - 2022 Associate to the Hon Justice Vaughan, Court of Appeal

2022 - 2023 Sessional Tutor, UWA Law School

2022 - 2023 Lawyer, Kavanagh Lawyers

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Juris Doctor, The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Arts (Law & Society and Political Science & International Relations), The University of Western Australia

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

External positions

Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

Research expertise keywords

  • Family law
  • Public health
  • Health and medical law
  • Law and society
  • Technology and law
  • Torts
  • Reproductive health


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