Dr Marie Bismark

Dr Marie Bismark is a public health physician and health lawyer, who leads the Law and Public Health Group at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on the role of patient voice in improving the quality and safety of healthcare.

Marie has previously worked as a doctor in a number of New Zealand hospitals, served as a legal adviser to the Health and Disability Commissioner, and been a Senior Associate with law firm Buddle Findlay. In 2004-2005 she completed a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy at Harvard University.

In addition to her academic role, Marie serves as a non-executive director on the boards of a number of health sector companies, including Summerset retirement villages, GMHBA Health Insurance, and the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. She has published widely on patient safety and healthcare complaints resolution. Marie and her husband Matthew have three children.

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