Professor Don Chalmers
Donald Chalmers is Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He is Chair of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee, and Deputy Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Embryo Research Licensing Committee. He was Chair of the NHMRC Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) from 1994 to 2000. Internationally, he serves on the Human Genome Organisation Ethics Committee and of the International Cancer Genome Consortium Data Access Committee.
Professor Chalmers' current major research interests are in health law and genetics, research ethics and law reform. His research work involves an examination of the legal and governance arrangements for human tissue biobanks. He has been Chief Investigator on several ARC research grants and an NHMRC program grant.