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Liz Bishop (BA LLB SJD) is a lecturer in the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

She lectures to postgraduates in the Masters of International Health and to undergraduates in the MBBS Monash Clayton and Health Sciences in both law and ethics. Prior to joining the Centre, Liz lectured and tutored Criminal and Administrative Law in the Faculty of Law, Monash University.

Liz is also a Research Governance Officer with SPHPM.

Liz's doctoral research on women, equality and discrimination underscores her interest in human rights and the legal system and their impact on women.

Her previous experience as the Secretary to the Rules and Heads of Lists Committees at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal and as a Judicial Associate and Researcher both in administrative law and at the Supreme Court of Victoria have given her a thorough understanding of the judicial system. Complemented by her experience as a Senior Adviser to the Attorney-General of Victoria, and to the Minister for Women's Affairs, specialising in criminal law, legislation processes and women's policy development, this has given Liz a thorough understanding of criminal law - its creation, implementation and impact.

Liz is also the convenor of the Haemophilia Auxiliary of the Royal Children's Hospital, a Founding Member and former Convenor of Victorian Women Lawyers and member and former Board Member of Australia Women 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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions