Dr Lynn Woodward is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Medicine & Dentistry. In 2011 she was awarded the Monash WHO Bioethics Fellowship and undertook work in the Ethics in Health Unit of the World Health Organization in Geneva. She has developed an Introductory Bioethics course for medical students and is involved in various other courses delivering lectures on research and clinical ethics. Lynn also works for the Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, where she has developed the AITHM Biobank and established the research laboratory on Thursday Island.  She is currently the Clinical Trials Coordinator for AITHM and is heavily involved with developing protocols for an upcoming Phase I clinical trial.  Lynn has a background in laboratory based research, having completed her PhD in the area of vaccine development utilizing genetic engineering techniques.

Lynn is interested in a range of research areas, including the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in biobanks, and was involved with the community consultation for QIMR’s Genomic Partnerships: Guidelines for genomic research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Queensland. She is also interested in the education of medical, allied health and science students in the ethical considerations of their work, their research and their community involvement.

Lynn currently sits on the Human Research Ethics Committees for JCU, the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and the Sunshine Coast University and was a member of the Townsville Hospital Clinical Ethics committee.  She is also a member of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (GTECCC), and is the Secretary for the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL).



  • HS7405: Research Methodologies for Health Professionals (Level 7; TSV)
  • MD1010: Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 1 of 2 (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • MD1020: Introduction to Integrated Medical Studies Part 2 of 2 (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • MD2012: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 2 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • MD3011: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 1 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD3012: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • MD6010: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6020: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 2 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6030: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • Medical Product of Human Origin
  • Indigenous participation in Biobanks
  • Medical student placements
  • Scientific integrity and the responsible conduct of research
  • Medical ethics
  • 2014 to present - HREC member, Townsville Hosptial and Health Service (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2012 to present - HREC member, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2000 to 2001 - Assistant Professor, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine & Dentistry (Okayama, Japan)
  • 1993 to 1994 - Senior Research Assistant, U of Qld, CRC for Cardiac Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 1991 to 1993 - Scientific Officer, Medical Research Council, Human Biochemical Genetics Unit (London, England)
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2011 - Monash-WHO Bioethics Fellowship

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  • Enhancing Current International Human Research Ethics Guidelines by Including Indigenous Principles of Human Research Ethics. The Cases of the Pacific Island Nations of Fiji and Tonga. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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