Lise Barry

, Associate Professor

  • 6 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20062019

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Personal profile

Biography

I am currently the Deputy Law Dean at Macquarie Law School. I joined MLS in 2005 from a professional background working in mediation and Youth Justice Conferencing and currently teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Legal Ethics and Alternative Dispute Resolution.  I also provide professional advice and training to lawyers, mediators and other professionals working with older Australians.

My research focusses on the intersection between Law and Ageing, with a particular focus on the rights of older Australians and the legal decision-making capacity of older people, including those with a diagnosis of dementia. My PhD examined how lawyers assess the legal decision-making capacity of their clients and included empirical research centred on complaints made to the NSW Office of the Legal Services Commission. My current research is centered on the topics of substitute decision-making, guardianship, powers of attorney, elder abuse  and the legal decision-making rights of people with dementia.

I have maintained my professional mediation practice and currently work with the NSW Department of Justice mediating disputes ranging from neighborhood and family law disputes through to commercial and workplace disputes. I am also a member of the NSW Guardian Ad Litem panel, representing people who lack the capacity to instruct a solicitor or to represent themselves in NSW Courts and Tribunals.  

I am a foundational co-convenor of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing (ARNLA), a member of EMAN - 'Elder Mediation Australasian Network' and a member of the Australian Gerontological Association.

 

Research interests

Ageing and the Law

Capacity

Substitute Decision Making

Legal Ethics

Juvenile Justice

Teaching

Director of Learning and Teaching Macquarie Law School

Director of Programs, Macquarie Law School

Laws1100 Law Lawyers and Society

Laws8016 Applied Legal Ethics

Laws8019 Dispute Resolution

Research student supervision

Lise is available to supervise research in the following areas and welcomes inquiries from prospective students:

Law and Ageing

Legal Capaity

Substitute Decision-Making

Guardianship

Mediation and ADR

Legal Ethics

Community engagement

Member of the Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee, Surf Life Saving NSW, 2014 to present

Education/Academic qualification

Advance Higher Education, Senior Fellow, United Kingdom Higher Education Academy

Law, BA Hons I, Macquarie University

19992005

Law, D Phil, Macquarie University

Dec 2012Sep 2018

Social Science, BA Soc Sc

19921997

Mediator, Accredited Mediator

External positions

Guardian Ad Litem, NSW Department of Justice

2005 → …

Mediator, NSW Community Justice Centre

2004 → …

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Research Outputs

  • 6 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Chapter

A tale of two inquests: a vulnerability analysis of coronial inquests in two cases of elder neglect

Barry, L., 30 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Elder Law Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Capacity and vulnerability: how lawyers assess the legal capacity of older clients

    Barry, L., 2017, In : Journal of Law and Medicine. 25, 1, p. 267-282 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Elder Mediation: What's in a Name?

    Barry, L., 1 Jun 2015, In : Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 32, 4, p. 435-442 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Human rights, older people and decision making in Australia

    Barry, L. & Sage-Jacobson, S., 2015, In : Elder Law Review. 9, p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Activities

    • 2 Invited talk

    What Can We Learn from Spotify about the Decision-Making Rights of People with Dementia?

    Lise Barry (Speaker)
    21 Sep 202022 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Elder Mediation training

    Lise Barry (Speaker)
    2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Listening Like a Mediator

    Lise Barry

    14/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other