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George Tomossy is a Senior Lecturer at the Macquarie Law School, and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Law Society of Ontario (Canada). George's principal research interests include: research ethics and regulation; health law, governance and bioethics; legal governance; public health; sustainable development; and capacity building for developing countries. 

He has co-edited a number of books - Globalisation and Health (Springer 2006), Human Experimentation and Research (Ashgate 2003, reprinted by Routledge 2017) and a three-volume collection on Aging (Springer 2001) - and has published in leading peer reviewed journals, including: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Health Law Journal, Monash Bioethics Review, The Lancet and Ethics, Medicine and Public Health. He has supervised numerous honours and higher degree research theses in his areas of research interest. Recent completions include:

  • "The Precautionary Principle and GMOs: A Bone of Contention between European Institutions and Member States" (A. Guida, MRes 2016)
  • "The Capacity Conundrum: How Lawyers Assess their Client's Decision-Making Capacity" (L. Barry, PhD 2018)

George was Director of Learning and Teaching for the Macquarie Law School from 2011-2015, Chair of the University's Partnerships and Infrastructure Panel from 2011-14, Member of Academic Senate in 2014, and served on various committees of Academic Senate in learning and teaching (2011-15).  He received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning in 2014; and he is committed to strategic research and internationalisation initiatives relating to capacity building projects in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

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Projects 2006 2017

Research Outputs 1996 2019

Judicial adherence to the minimum core obligation of a right to health in Bangladesh: a critical review

Karim, S. M. T., Alam, S., Tomossy, G. & Al Faruque, A., Jun 2019, In : Asia Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law. 20, 1, p. 131–158 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bangladesh
obligation
health
international law
jurisdiction

Human Experimentation and Research

Tomossy, G. F. (ed.) & Weisstub, D. N. (ed.), 2018, London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 652 p. (Routledge Revivals)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Introduction: human research ethics

Tomossy, G. F. (ed.) & Weisstub, D. N. (ed.), 2018, Human Experimentation and Research. London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. xv-xl 26 p. (Routledge Revivals).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Shifting public procurement towards sustainability: a comparative case study of Indonesia and Australia

Tomossy, G. & Alam, S., 21 Mar 2018, In : Australian journal of Asian law. 18, 2 (2017), p. 1-14 14 p., 7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Indonesia
sustainability
OECD
social economics
transparency

Submission for Inquiry into Australia's faunal extinction crisis

Alam, S., Bending, Z., Govind, P., Jaeckel, A., Daft, S., Preston, J., Tomossy, G. & Davies, K., 10 Sep 2018, Australian Parliament. 7 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportResearch

environmental law
senate
communications

Prizes

Faculty of Arts Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

George Tomossy (Recipient), Carlos Bernal-Pulido (Recipient), Zara Bending (Recipient) & Catherine Greentree (Recipient), 2013

Prize

art
Teaching
learning
creativity
promotion

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

George Tomossy (Recipient), Carlos Bernal-Pulido (Recipient), Zara Bending (Recipient) & Catherine Greentree (Recipient), 15 Apr 2014

Prize

File
senate
university teacher
learning

Activities 2001 2005

  • 2 Editorial work

Australasian Journal on Ageing (Journal)

Anna L. Howe (Editor), Terry Carney (Editor), George Tomossy (Editor)
8 Jun 2005

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (Journal)

Serge Gauthier (Editor), George Tomossy (Editor)
Mar 2001Jun 2001

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work