Professor Wendy Lacey is the Dean of Law at the University of South Australia, where she is engaged as a teacher, researcher and discipline leader. She holds Honours degrees in both Law and Political Science, a PhD in Law from the University of Tasmania, and, prior to joining the University of South Australia, held academic positions at the Universities of Adelaide and Tasmania.
Dr Lacey is a recognised expert in human rights and Australian public law, having published numerous books, book chapters and journal articles that explore the intersections of international human rights norms with constitutional law, administrative law, principles of statutory interpretation and judicial discretion. Her recent research has focused on multi-disciplinary and comparative perspectives on ageing, the rights of older persons and the prevention of elder abuse.
In 2013, she was appointed as a member of the South Australian Minister for Health’s Steering Committee tasked with reviewing the State’s policy framework for the prevention of elder abuse, and was the principal author of South Australia’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Older Persons which will underpin the new strategy. She is a co-convenor of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing and the University of South Australia’s new ageing research theme, building linkages across the University and with external partners to promote inter-disciplinary research and engagement on age-related challenges.

Professor Wendy Lacey
Dean & Head of School
Public Law & Human Rights Research Group

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