Brenda McGivern

Brenda McGivern

Dr, BCom LLB Murd., PhD Tas.

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Brenda is a Member of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), but retains her connection with the University as an Adjunct Associate Professor in Law.  

Prior to joining the Tribunal, she worked as both a legal practitioner and academic, engaging principally in the areas of professional indemnity insurance, health law and civil liability. Having previously served on statutory bodies (including as Chair of the WA Reproductive Technology Council from 2016 to 2019), Brenda currently serves on the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA), and is Chair of the Clinical Ethics Service for the WA Child and Adolescent Health Service.

During her time at UWA she served as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, and before that as Deputy Dean of Law. 

Roles and responsibilities

Adjunct Associate Professor

Previous positions

  • Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Education
  • Associate Dean (Community and Engagement), Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Education
  • Deputy Dean, UWA Law School

Industrial relevance

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

Teaching overview

  • Insurance Law
  • 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').

External positions

Member, State Administrative Tribunal

Research expertise keywords

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


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