Professional Expertise



Professor Carolyn Sappideen is the Director of Elder Law at Western Sydney University. She has published numerous articles in national and international journals and co-authored several books. She has extensive academic experience in a range of subjects including medical malpractice law, law and bioethics, torts and legal research and writing.


Sue Field was the inaugural NSW Trustee and Guardian Fellow in Elder Law at the University of Western Sydney and is now an Adjunct Associate Professor in Elder Law at Western Sydney University.  Sue's work continues in the areas of consultancies, research, education and training in the emerging specialty of Elder Law.

Among her appointments, Sue is a member of the NSW Law Society Elder Law & Succession Committee and a Distinguished Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Sue is an Adjunct Association Professor, Charles Sturt University and Research Fellow University of Western Australia.