Researcher biography

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.

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