Dr Michael Zhou

Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Michael Zhou commenced at Flinders University initially with the law school and the College of Nursing and Health Science in 2019. Subsequently, he was appointed as a lecturer in the College of Medicine and Public Health in 2021. Michael is a socio-legal academic who researches and teaches in the areas of medical law and ethics. He is an experienced interdisciplinary researcher who actively seeks to publish with health practitioners, ethicists, lawyers and other interdisciplinary scholars.

In addition to his role at Flinders University, Michael also holds an adjunct lecturer role at RMIT University within the Graduate School of Business and Law.


Michael's primary research interests includes:

  • regulation of biomedical science
  • medical negligence
  • forensics
  • mandatory reporting
  • consent to medical treatment
  • end of life care
  • use of human tissues and tissue transplantation
  • IVF
  • use of virtual reality and other technology in healthcare delivery and teaching
  • health law and future health care delivery.

In addition, Michael has also published in the area of foreign interference, and entrepreneurship particularly during his time as a PhD student as well as having a strong passion in teaching pedagogy.


Michael graduated from Monash University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Music. In 2018, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy at RMIT University. Currently, Michael is also completing his Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Philosphy at the University of Adelaide.

Prior to joining Flinders University, Michael worked as an in-house commercial lawyer having held various legal counsel roles in ASX listed companies, universities and Government departments.


2007-2012, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Music (Monash University)

2016-2018, Doctor of Philosophy (RMIT University)

2019-Current, Bachelor of Dental Surgery/Master of Philosophy (University of Adelaide)

Key responsibilities

Topic coordinator for PARA3001.

Teaching PARA3001 and HLTH1003.

Teaching interests

My interests encompass both health and law. In particular, I have special interests in how health care intersects with law. In addition, I am also passionate about teaching pedagogy.

In health, my teaching and research interests include health law, population health, consent, forensic odontology and dentistry.

In law, my teaching and research include health law, insolvency law, commercial law, torts law and company law.

I am also interested in forensics, virtual reality and strategic intent.

Topic coordinator
PARA3001 Paramedic Law and Ethics
Topic lecturer
PARA3001 Paramedic Law and Ethics
Supervisory interests
Education, medical
Forensic science
Health law
Health law and policy
Legal definition of consent
Paramedic practice
Public health law
Virtual reality medical simulation
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Honours (1)