Dr Michael Zhou

Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Medicine and Public Health

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

I commenced at Flinders University initially with the law school and the College of Nursing and Health Science in 2019. Subsequently, I was appointed as a lecturer in the College of Medicine and Public Health in 2021. I'm a socio-legal academic who researches and teaches in the areas of medical law and ethics.

Teaching and Resaerch Interests

My primary teaching and research interests includes:

  • regulation of biomedical science
  • medical negligence
  • mandatory reporting
  • consent to medical treatment
  • end of life care including voluntary assisted dying
  • use of human tissues and tissue transplantation
  • use of virtual reality and other technology in healthcare delivery and teaching

Currently, I am coordinator of PARA3001. The course underwent a significant revamp in 2021 for 2022 delivery. In addition, I also teach into HLTH1003 within the College of Nursing and Health Science. Previously, I held appointments in the law school where I was topic coordinator for:

  • LLAW9604 Contracts Law; and
  • LLAW9602 Legal Analysis and Problem Solving.


I graduated from Monash University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Music. In 2018, I completed a Doctor of Philosophy at RMIT University.

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

Other Activities

  • Member of the CMPH Emerging Leaders Showcase;
  • Member of the SA Health Voluntary Assisted Dying Pharmacy Protocol Working Group aimed at implementing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (SA); and
  • Health and safety representative for the Clinical Workgroup within the College of Medicine and Public Health.

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

2016-2018, Doctor of Philosophy (RMIT University)

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
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: Health law (1)