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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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Research Outputs

COVID-19 and Australian prisons: human rights, risks, and responses

Stewart, C., Tomossy, G., Lamont, S. & Brunero, S., 28 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mental capacity assessments for COVID-19 patients: emergency admissions and the CARD approach

    Stewart, C., Biegler, P., Brunero, S., Lamont, S. & Tomossy, G., 28 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Progressive realisation of the right to health: an opportunity for global development

    Karim, S. M. T. & Tomossy, G. F., 2020, In : Waikato Law Review. 27 (2019), p. 31-45 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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 journalArticle

  • 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/Anthology


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  • Activities

    • 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