Fiona Hum

Fiona Hum



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Dr Fiona Hum is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Lecturer at Monash University. Fiona was admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria and has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal law, personal injury law. She was a consultant to major insurance companies and the Victorian police force. Fiona completed her doctorate at the University of Melbourne on euthanasia laws in the Northern Territory.

Her research and expertise are in the areas of Evidence and Health law, and Feminist theory and Gendered perspectives in Law.

Fiona  was awarded the Faculty of Law Teaching Excellence Award 2010, including a number of other teaching awards over the years.

Fiona was a contributing author to Professor Patricia Easteal’s (AM) book Women in the Law in Australia, Lexis Nexis, 2010. Her chapters are entitled: “Women Complainants and The Evidential Process” and “Medical and Tort Injuries Against Pregnant Women”. As a result of this, Fiona was asked to give a paper and be a key note speaker for a major conference, “Legal Professional Reform: Where to from here?” , the Women’s Lawyers Conference on “Justice for All” in August 2010. Fiona has published text books in Evidence Law with Cambridge University Press in 2019 and 2022. It is being used by major Australian universities and by members of the Bar.


Research interests

Evidence Law

Gendered Approaches to Law

Criminal Justice

Health Law

Tort Law

Monash teaching commitment

Principles of Evidence


Legal Issues in Medicine

Ethics, legal and professional issues in psychology (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences)

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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