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Brenda McGivern

Dr, BCom LLB Murd., PhD Tas.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile


Brenda joined the UWA Law School in 2006, becoming Deputy Dean of Law in 2012. Upon the inception of the combined Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education in January 2017, she assumed her current role/s as Deputy Executive Dean, and Associate Dean (Community & Engagement), of that Faculty.
With a history in general liability and professional indemnity insurance litigation, specialising in health law, Brenda continues to consult into private practice. She is the Chair of the WA Reproductive Technology Council, and also serves on the Clinical Ethics Service for the Child and Adolescent Health Service.

Roles and responsibilities

Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Education
Associate Dean (Community & Engagement), Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Education

Previous positions

Deputy Dean of Law

Industrial relevance

Health Law and Ethics
Professional Regulation
Insurance Law
General Liability and Legal Risk Management
Clinical Ethics / Bioethics

Teaching overview

Health Law & Policy


Brenda's principal research interests are in Health Law, Torts, Insurance Law and Jurisdiction. She completed her PhD at the University of Tasmania (her doctoral thesis being: 'Interventions in Perinatal Medicine: A Jurisdictional Analysis').

Research expertise keywords

  • Health and medical law
  • Insurance law
  • Torts and obligations
  • Jurisdiction

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Research Output

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter

A tale of two duties: Utmost good faith and reasonable care

McGivern, B., 2016, In : Insurance Law Journal. 27, 2-3, p. 261-274 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Medical Treatment

    Mcgivern, B., 2008, Children and the law in australia. Monahan, G. & Young, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Chatswood, New South Wales: LexisNexis Butterworths, p. 430-454

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter