Professor Lynn Gillam is an experienced clinical ethicist, originally trained in philosophy (MA, 1988, Oxon) and bioethics (PhD, Monash, 2000). Professor Gillam is the Academic Director of the Children’s Bioethics Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH). She is also Professor in Health Ethics at the University of Melbourne, in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.
Professor Gillam works in clinical ethics case consultation at RCH, and has been involved in over 200 ethics consultations over the past 12 years. At RCH she also provides policy advice and leads research into a range of issues in paediatric clinical ethics – including end of life decision-making, management of disorders of sex development, information-giving to children, and parental refusal of treatment.
At the University, she teaches ethics in the university’s MD course, and supervises research students. She is the Chair of the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee. Professor Gillam is a member of a number of state and federal advisory bodies, including the Victorian Independent Medical Advisory Committee on Medicinal Cannabis and the NHMRC Clinical Ethics Working Group.Back to speakers