Qualifications

PhD (2003) Flinders University
LLB  (1990) Adelaide University
BA (Jurisprudence) (1987) Adelaide University

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders Law Students' Association Teacher of the Year Award: Runner Up, 2008
Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Students Learning, for a decade of inclusive, accessible, supportive and inspiring teaching of sexual assault law, 2006
Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching, 2006
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003

Key responsibilities

Convenor, First Year Law Teachers' Community of Practice

Teaching interests

Criminal law, the law of rape, legal philosophy, effective and compassionate teaching of traumatic subject matters.

Topic Coordinator:

  • LLAW1212  Criminal Law and Legal Method [Statutory Interpretation I]

Research interests

Rape law reform, feminist theories of the state, teaching strategies for sensitive topics, the wellbeing of bisexual and lesbian women.

Supervisory interests

  • Criminal law
  • Legal education
  • Rape law

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Intersex children and the law (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Self defence (1) ; Legal philosophy (1) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Grounds for Hope and Disappointment: Victims'/Survisors' Perceptions of South Australia Police Responses to Rape (1) ; Legal Philosophy (1) ;

Publications

  • Heath, M.A. (2014). Criminal law. In Richard Krever, ed. Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques 8th Edition. 8 ed. Chatswood, Sydney: Lexis Nexis, pp. 159-169.
  • Heath, M.A. (2011). Criminal Law. In Richard Krever, ed. Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques. Sydney: LexisNexis, pp. 157-172.
  • Heath, M.A. (2011). Assessment Strategies. In Kift, Sally; Sanson, Michelle; Cowley, Jill; Watson, Penelope, ed. Excellence and Innovation in Legal Education. Chatswood, NSW: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 269-294.
  • Heath, M.A. (2010). Women and Criminal Law: Rape. In Patricia Easteal, ed. Women and the Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 88-108.
  • Heath, M.A. (2006). Criminal law. In Richard Krever, ed. Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques. 6th ed. Chatswood, NSW: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 168-180.
  • Heath, M.A., Caruso, D., leader-Elliot, I., Leader-Elliott, P., Naffine, N., Plater, D., et al. (2013). South Australian Criminal Law Review and Critique. Sydney: Lexis Nexis Butterworths.
  • Leiman, T.K. and Heath, M. (2012). Building Staff relationships using a community of practice to encourage research-led teaching practice and aid student learning. ERGA 2012: Partnerships. Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2012.
  • Heath, M. and Leiman, T.K. (2012). Using a Community of Practice model to encourage innovative and cohesive partnerships among first year law teachers. 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference 2012. Brisbane, Australia. Jun 2012.
  • Watson, I.M. and Heath, M.A. (2004). Growing up the space: a conversation about the future of feminism. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 20 pp. 95-111.
    [Web Link]
  • Heath, M.A. (2010). 8 entries. Oxford Australian Law Dictionary.
  • Heath, M.A. (2008). Thriving as a bisexual or queer woman: tips on how to flourish.
    [Web Link]
  • Mulligan, E.C. and Heath, M.A. (2006). How can bisexual and lesbian women thrive? We're Out! Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Women's Newsletter. Sept pp. 6-6.
  • Heath, M.A. (2006). S. Caroline Taylor and Peter Lang's, 'Court licensed abuse: patriarchal lore and the legal response to intrafamilial sexual abuse of children' (book review) Alternative Law Journal. 31(1) pp. 53-53.
  • Heath, M.A. (2005). The law and sexual offences against adults in Australia. Issues: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault. 4 pp. 1-48.
    [Web Link]
  • Heath, M.A. and Swan, V. (2004). Submission to the Legislative Review Committee Inquiry into Sexual Assult Conviction Rates in South Australia.
  • Heath, M.A. (2003). Bi Pride Australia Submission to the Attorney-General (SA) concerning the Discussion Paper "Removing Legislative Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples (2003)" pp. 6 pages.
  • Heath, M.A. (2003). Yarrow Place: A Proactive Approach, pp. 10 pages.
  • Heath, M.A., Davies, M.J. and Brook, H.J. (2003). Removing Legislative Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples, pp. 10.
  • Heath, M.A., Brook, H.J. and Davies, M.J. (2003). Response to 'Removing legislative discrimination against same-sex couples: discussion paper '
    [Web Link]
  • Heath, M.A. and Burdon, P. (2013). Academic Resistance to the Neoliberal University. Legal Education Review, 23(1/2) pp. 379-401.
    [Web Link]
  • Star, C., Heath, M.A., Anderson, K.E., Hayes, A.C., Reynolds, L.C., Stephenson, H.R., et al. (2013). Good CoP or Bad CoP? What makes a Community of Practice successful; Learning from experience at Flinders University. ergo: The Journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, 3(1) pp. 23-28.
    [Web Link]
  • Heath, M.A. (2012). On Critical Thinking. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 4 pp. 11-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Larcombe, W. and Heath, M.A. (2012). Developing the Common Law and Rewriting the History of Rape in marriage in Australia: PGA v The Queen. Sydney Law Review, 34(4) pp. 785-807.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Heath, M.A. (2011). Enabling Conversations about Sex and Sexuality. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 4 pp. 58-68.
  • Heath, M.A. (2010). Who's Afraid of Bisexuality. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 6(3) pp. 118-121.
  • Heath, M.A. and Mulligan, E.C. (2008). 'Shiny happy same-sex attracted woman seeking same': How communities contribute to bisexual and lesbian women's well-being. Health Sociology Review, 17(3) pp. 290-302.
    [Scopus]
  • Heath, M.A. (2007). Lack of conviction: a proposal to make rape illegal in South Australia. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 27 pp. 175-192.
  • Heath, M.A. (2007). Up the steep side of the queer learning curve: Some things I've learned about sex, gender and sexuality. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 2 pp. 41-49.
    [Web Link]
  • Mulligan, E.C. and Heath, M.A. (2007). Seeking open minded doctors: how women who identify as bisexual, queer or lesbian seek quality health care. Australian Family Physician, 36(6) pp. 469-471.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Buchan, B. and Heath, M.A. (2006). Savagery and civilization: from terra nullius to the 'tide of history' Ethnicities, 6(1) pp. 5-26.
    [10.1177/1468796806061077] [10.1177/1468796806061077] [Scopus]
  • Heath, M.A. (2005). Encounters with the volcano: Strategies for emotional management in teaching the law of rape. The Law Teacher, 39(2) pp. 129-149.
  • Heath, M.A. (2005). Pronouncing the silent 'B' (in GLBTTIQ) Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 1(3) pp. 87-91.
  • Heath, M.A. and Burdon, P. (2013). Academic Resistance to the Neoliberal University. Legal Education Review, 23(1/2) pp. 379-401.
    [Web Link]
  • Star, C., Heath, M.A., Anderson, K.E., Hayes, A.C., Reynolds, L.C., Stephenson, H.R., et al. (2013). Good CoP or Bad CoP? What makes a Community of Practice successful; Learning from experience at Flinders University. ergo: The Journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, 3(1) pp. 23-28.
    [Web Link]
  • Heath, M.A. (2012). On Critical Thinking. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 4 pp. 11-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Larcombe, W. and Heath, M.A. (2012). Developing the Common Law and Rewriting the History of Rape in marriage in Australia: PGA v The Queen. Sydney Law Review, 34(4) pp. 785-807.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Heath, M.A. (2011). Enabling Conversations about Sex and Sexuality. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 4 pp. 58-68.
  • Heath, M.A. (2010). Who's Afraid of Bisexuality. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 6(3) pp. 118-121.
  • Heath, M.A. and Mulligan, E.C. (2008). 'Shiny happy same-sex attracted woman seeking same': How communities contribute to bisexual and lesbian women's well-being. Health Sociology Review, 17(3) pp. 290-302.
    [Scopus]
  • Heath, M.A. (2007). Lack of conviction: a proposal to make rape illegal in South Australia. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 27 pp. 175-192.
  • Heath, M.A. (2011). Assessment Strategies. In Kift, Sally; Sanson, Michelle; Cowley, Jill; Watson, Penelope, ed. Excellence and Innovation in Legal Education. Chatswood, NSW: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 269-294.
  • Heath, M.A. (2010). Women and Criminal Law: Rape. In Patricia Easteal, ed. Women and the Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, pp. 88-108.

Professional and community engagement

I have worked with community organisations in relation to rape law reform, women's legal rights and public protest. I have also run training for community groups in consensus decision making and facilitation skills, nonviolence training and training for police liaison teams and legal observer teams for nonviolent protest.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Law
  • Women

Interests

  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Hate Crime
  • Policing Public Protest
  • Sexual Assault Law
  • Rape Law
  • Rape Law Reform

Contact

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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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