Professor John Devereux

Professor

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
j.devereux@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52298

Overview

John Devereux is the TC Beirne School of Law Professor of Common Law. He teaches and researches the law of torts. He has a special interest in medical law, most notably in the areas of competency to consent to medical treatment and in epilepsy and the law.

Professor Devereux is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine

A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Devereux has worked as a lawyer in a variety of contexts including as a Barrister, as a consultant to a multi-national law firm, a Law Reform Commissioner for Queensland, a legal member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the legal member of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission.

Professor Devereux currently serves as a Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has published widely in the field of tort and medical law. His work has been cited by the High Court and by Law Reform Commissions.

Professor Devereux is a former Defence Force Magistrate. He has served with the Australian Defence Force in the Australian Army (infantry) and in the Air Force (legal category).

He has seen active service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Professor Devereux was awarded a Bronze Star by the United States of America.

Research Interests

  • Medical law
  • Military law
  • Criminal law

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxfon.
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Potential topics available include:

    • The impact of the Civil Liability Act
    • Competency to Consent to Medical Treatment
    • Duties to Disclose Medical Information
    • Disability and the Law
    • End of Life Decision Making

    For further information contact Professor John Devereux, e: j.devereux@law.uq.edu.au

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Devereux, John (2017). Medical practitioner liability in negligence. In Ian Freckelton and Kerry Peterson (Ed.), Tensions and traumas in health law (pp. 586-605) Annandale, NSW Austraila: The Federation Press.

  • Devereux, J. A. (2013). Providing expert evidence in an Australian court: a lawyer's view. In Roy G. Beran (Ed.), Legal and Forensic Medicine (pp. 1007-1014) Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32338-6

  • Devereux, John, Beran, Roy and LaFrance, W. (2010). Legal Medicine Considerations Related to Non-epileptic Seizures. In Stephen Schacter and W. Curt LaFrance (Ed.), Gates and Rowan's Non Epileptic Seizures 3rd ed. (pp. 157-160) New York, United States: Cambridge University Press.

  • Devereux, John A. (2008). Convergence in Health Law Systems: Plus Ca Change. In Patricia A. Cholekwa and Mitra M. Motlagh (Ed.), Health Capital and Sustainable Socioeconomic Development 1st ed. (pp. 133-150) Baton Rouge, Florida: CRC, Taylor and Francis.

  • Farmer, J., Middleton, W. and Devereux, J. (2008). Dissociative identity disorder and criminal responsibility. In Adrian Sachs and Graeme Galton (Ed.), Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder (pp. 79-99) London, United Kingdom: Karnac Books.

  • Devereux, John A., Beran, Roy, McClin, William, Lehman, Cynthia, Falk-Pedersen, Johan, De Boer, Hanneke M. and Finucane, Alexandra (2008). Legal Concerns and Effective Advocacy Strategies. In Jerome Engel and Timothy Pedley (Ed.), Epilepsy : a comprehensive textbook 2nd ed. (pp. 2277-2282) Philadelphia, U.S.A.: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

  • Roy Beran and Devereux, John A. (2007). Drivers and the Law. In S. Sandy Sanbar, Marvin H. Firestone, Sal Fiscina, Theodore L. Le Blang, Cyril H. Wecht and Miles J. Zaremski (Ed.), Legal Medicine 7th ed. (pp. 705-709) Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier.

  • Roy Beran and Devereux, John A. (2007). Privacy. In S. Sandy Sanbar, Marvin H. Firestone, Sal Fiscina, Theodore R. LeBlang, Cyril H. Wecht and Miles J. Zaremski (Ed.), Legal Medicine 7th ed. (pp. 699-704) Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier.

  • Devereux, John and Parker, Malcolm (2006). Competency issues for young persons and older persons. In Ian R. Freckelton and Kerry Anne Petersen (Ed.), Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law (pp. 54-76) Annandale, N.S.W., Australia: Federation Press.

  • Devereux, J A (2006). Continuing Conundrums in Competency. In McLean, S. (Ed.), First Do No Harm: Law, Ethics and Healthcare 1st ed. ed. (pp. 235-253) London: Ashgate Publishing.

  • Devereux, J. A. (2005). Supplement to the 2nd edition australian medical law. In x (Ed.), Australian Medical Law 2 ed. (pp. not found-not found) London: Cavendish.

  • Devereux, J. (2002). Guardianship and consent. In Roy G. Beran (Ed.), Epilepsy: A question of ethics (pp. 55-61) Tel Aviv, Israel: Yozmot Publishing.

  • Devereux, J. (2002). Health Law. In Tony Blackshield, Michael Coper and George Williams (Ed.), Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia (pp. xx-xx) South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press.

  • Devereux, J.A. (2001). Disciplines and boundaries. In Catherine Anne Berglund (Ed.), Health Research 1 ed. (pp. 232-239) Victoria, Aust: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Crowden, Andrew, Devereux, John and Lamont, Julian (2016). Ethical governance of biobanking and genomic research. In: Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference, Melbourne, (). 24-26 November 2016.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Potential topics available include:

    • The impact of the Civil Liability Act
    • Competency to Consent to Medical Treatment
    • Duties to Disclose Medical Information
    • Disability and the Law
    • End of Life Decision Making

    For further information contact Professor John Devereux, e: j.devereux@law.uq.edu.au