Ms Ruthie Jeanneret

Lecturer in Ethics, Law & Professio

Academy for Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine

Affiliate Lecturer of T.C. Beirne S

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Ruthie's teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of law and healthcare. She is particularly interested in voluntary assisted dying and the role of patients and family caregivers in shaping healthcare regulation. Ruthie will be teaching in the Ethics, Law and Professionalism stream of the Year 1 medical degree and will also be an active teacher and researcher in the School of Law.

Ruthie Jeanneret, BA, LLB (Hons), GradDipLegPrac, is currently completing her PhD thesis at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT. Her empirical PhD thesis investigates patients' and family caregivers' perspectives and experiences of voluntary assisted dying regulation in Australia and Canada. Ruthie has been involved in writing the voluntary assisted dying mandatory training for participating practitioners in Queensland, Western Australia, and Victoria, and currently manages the Western Australian training programme through QUT. She also has experience in teaching undergraduate law and nursing students.

From 2018 - 2020, Ruthie worked as a litigation lawyer in Queensland and Tasmania, practising primarily in commercial litigation.


  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Law, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania


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