Ms Fiona Clarke

Casual Academic

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (S217)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am currently (on intermission until May 18) researching the 'best interests of the child' principle. In particular medical procedures for children that are serious, and irreversible and impinge on human rights. I have a background of study in the biosciences (immunology). I have worked as a medical negligence, and workers' compensation solicitor for a couple of years but then returned to study. I am currently undertaking a medico-legal/bioethical PhD in the area mentioned above. My working history has involved interaction/training with doctors, nurses, and specialists regarding medications, and now involves trainee medical students and allied health students with law and medical topics (or a mix of the two).I enjoy teaching and enjoy studying and working at Flinders. I am interested in any areas involving Health, Medicine and Law.

I am a registered Dietitian (APD) - in private practice.


LLB/LP (Hons) Honours Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice.

MHN (Master of Human Nutrition) Deakin University.

IMDT (Master of Dietetics) Unisa.

BSc (Hons) Honours in Immunology, Medical School Flinders University - Child Health Research Institute, Women's and Children's Hospital. Bachelor of Science (Bio-medical Stream: Major in molecular and microbiology).

CEP in Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association. Deakin Univeristy. Pharmacology, Clinical Evidence and Product Information. APMA

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Traning and Assessment

Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy (Health Schools Australia) Major in Western Herbal Medicine and Nutrition.

FFOUT - Education Certificate.

STUDENT/Candidate: PhD Flinders University. (intermission)


Law Society of South Australia

Dietitians Association of Australia

Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association Inc

Teaching interests

Flinders :

  • Yunggorendi - Law tutoring/Law Students
  • Public Health Topics - Legal Aspects of Health Care
  • Medical Topics - Cultural Inclusion, Medical Negligence - Graduate Medical Program
  • Poche - Aboriginal Cultural Safety
  • Law School - Legal Research and Methods, Civil Litigation,

Other university institutions: Course Coordinator Unisa - Aboriginal Cultures.
Special interests are in :
MedicoLegal issues Ethics, Children's rights, Children and evidence in court, Youth law, Children's medical/ legal issues. Child Protection.

Familiar with- Commercial law, business law (partnerships), property law, Trusts law Medical topics, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics.

David Uniapon College (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) students: Aboriginal Land Law, Aboriginal Futures, Aboriginal Cultures (OUA), Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing. Generally: Legal issues for Public Health Workers, Administration law, Constitutional Law, Legal Research and Methods, Property Law (incl Real Property Law), Criminal Law, Contracts Law A & B, and other Law topics. Plus Post Graduate Aboriginal student tutoring for Aboriginal Masters.

Further information

Previous solicitor experience: Medical Negligence and Civil Litigation Law. Workers' Compensation Law, and some experience with Negligence and Criminal matters.

Subjects previously taught or teaching at other institutions:

EDUC 3001 Children in Families and Communities
LAWS 1002 Introduction to Law
(This course is not currently being taught)
LAWS 2005 Corporations and Partnership Law
(This course is not currently being taught)
LAWS 5009 Commercial and Corporations Law M
(This course is not currently being taught)
COML 3005 International Commercial Law
COML 2005 Companies and Partnership Law
COML 1001 Foundations of Business Law
LAWS 2018 Real Property Law
LAWS 1012 Legal Institutions and Methods
COML 2003 Fundamentals of Property Law
LAWS 2024 Special Topic in Law 2
SOCU 5010 Aboriginal Futures
SOCU 5013 Law and Land
SOCU 5011 Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
HUMS 1035 Aboriginal Cultures

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