Malcolm Smith joined the QUT Law School in 2011. He is the Law School’s Higher Degree Research (HDR) Coordinator and co-leads the Children’s Health and Beginning of Life Program, which forms part of QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research. He has a special interest in the legal, regulatory and ethical issues associated with assisted reproductive technology (ART), with minors’ consent to, and refusal of, medical treatment and with consent more generally.

Malcolm completed his law degree at the University of Greenwich (UK) in 2003. Following this, he went on to complete an LLM in Health Law at Nottingham Trent University (UK). In 2006, Malcolm was awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and a Research Capacity Building Award to complete his PhD at the QUT Law School. Malcolm has published a scholarly monograph entitled, Saviour Siblings and the Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology: Harm, Ethics and Law (Ashgate (now Routledge), December 2015).

Malcolm is the editor of the Health and Guardianship Law section for the Queensland Lawyer.