David J. Carter is a Scientia Associate Professor based in the School of Law, Society and Criminology in the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW. He is an Australian lawyer and expert in the field of medical and health law, applying his legal expertise and research to understand law as a factor in the cause, distribution and prevention of disease and injury while advancing the fair treatment of those living with communicable disease.
David currently leads the Health+Law Research Partnership which aims to improve access to justice and quality of life for those living with Hepatitis B or HIV in Australia by removing legal barriers to testing and treatment. David's research is generally socio-legal in nature and often cross-disciplinary, with a particular interest in the points at which the criminal law and public health law intersect with public health practice and health services delivery, including the quality and safety of healthcare.
David came to the academy following a career as an executive in the Australian health sector, where he developed and led private hospitals and rural and remote primary care services. He continues to apply his professional and academic experience as a trusted, and deeply embedded partner with key community, health service and peak bodies in the health and legal sectors. At present, he serves as a board member of the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre and is Chair of the Ramsay Health Care Human Research Ethics Committee A.
My Research Supervision
Rhys Evans (Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney), 'Beyond Testing and Treatment: Understanding the experience of and needs of non-citizens living with a blood-borne virus at the intersection of migration and the criminal law.'
Karen Donner (Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney), 'When a "good innings" is unlikely: How can the law protect vulnerable people from the inequitable impacts of health care rationing?'
Erol Dulagil (Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney), 'Assessing jurisdictional authority through the use of personal objects in an aged care facility: a critical approach.'
I teach primarily in criminal law and procedure alongside topics in medical and health law.