Tuesday, 13 February 2018

RMIT authors showcase - Professor Penelope Weller


As part of our showcase of RMIT authors, we are pleased to feature Penelope Weller, Professor, and Director of Juris Doctor Programs in the Graduate School of Business & Law at RMIT University.

Photograph of Penelope Weller

Penelope’s research is in the area of mental health law. Her research has been influential in mental health law reform in Australian states and territories, and Northern Ireland.

Penelope’s latest publication, Health law: frameworks and context is co-written with Anne-Maree Farrell (La Trobe University), John Devereux (University of Queensland), Isabel Karpin (University of Technology, Sydney) who are all respected academics in this field. Drawing upon a range of disciplinary perspectives, the book adopts a theoretically informed and principles-based approach to examining health law. It comprehensively covers the fundamental concepts of health law in Australia and internationally.

Find the book at RMIT University Library:
Farrell, A.M., et. al., 2017, Health law : frameworks and context, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Other publications by Professor Penelope Weller, available at RMIT University Library, include:


Weller, P., 2010, Rethinking rights-based mental health laws, Oxford, Hart Publishing.

Please view Professor Penelope Weller’s staff profile for a more comprehensive biography and list of her publications.