Doctor Patrick Foong

Doctor Patrick Foong

Lecturer,
School of Law

Biography

I have taught law for many years in different countries and the last twelve years, in the Australasian region. I have taught at undergraduate and postgraduate courses including the LLB programme. I have extensive experience in designing curriculum, setting assessments and moderation. I have consistently achieved excellent teaching evaluation and I was rated as outstanding lecturer by Swinburne university students. I am familiar with the use of modern technologies such as Blackboard, Collaborate, Echo 360 and Audacity software.

I am a member of the School’s Research and Higher Degree Committee. I am the sole author of my publications in peer- reviewed journals (national and international) and I am pursuing collaborative research. I publish in leading peer-reviewed journals, national (eg UNSW law journal) and international (eg Asian Bioethics Review). Both of my postgraduate qualifications are by research and they are in critical areas at the time. In my PhD thesis, I conducted analysis and made comparisons between the Australian regulatory regime on human embryonic stem cell research and the Malaysian regime against the backdrop of the regulatory theories of Professor Roger Brownsword (Kings College London, UK) and Professor John Braithwaite (Australian National University). 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Foong.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Tasmania

Professional Memberships

  • Stem Cell Society Singapore (2011 - 2017)
  • Australasian Society of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) (2011 - 2017)
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) (2011 - 2017)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law

Contact

Email: P.Foong@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9217
Mobile:
Location: EK.G.40
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Foong, C. (2018), 'Stem cell tourism : addressing the challenge of regulatory cosmopolitanism', Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics, vol 28, no 4 , pp 118 - 127.
  • Foong, C. (2018), 'Stemming the tide of unproven autologous stem cell therapies in Australia', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol 3 .
  • Foong, C. (2017), 'Is human embryonic stem cell (HESC) research still necessary today?', Asian Bioethics Review, vol 9, no 1-2 , pp 33 - 44.
  • Foong, C. (2016), 'The regulatory regime for the use of embryos in research : Braithwaite's theory of responsive regulation', Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics, vol 26, no 5 , pp 200 - 206.
  • Foong, C. (2016), 'Regulating human embryonic stem cell (HESC) research in Australia : Brownsword's regulatory challenges', Curtin Law and Taxation Review, vol 3 , pp 131 - 170.
  • Foong, C. (2014), 'Addressing exploitation of women in therapeutic cloning/somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) research through strict legal oversight in Australia', Asian Bioethics Review, vol 6, no 4 , pp 359 - 370.
  • Foong, C. (2012), 'The need to pay egg donors for use in therapeutic cloning/Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) research', Legal Issues in Business, vol 14 , pp 3 - 8.
  • Foong, C. (2012), 'The regulatory regime for human embryonic stem cell (HESC) research in Malaysia : a critique', Journal Undang-Udang dan Masyarakat: Malaysian Journal of Law and Society, vol 16 , pp 55 - 68.
  • Foong, C. (2011), 'Human embryonic stem cell (HESC) research in Malaysia : multi-faith perspectives', Asian Bioethics Review, vol 3, no 3 , pp 182 - 206.

I am a member of the School’s Research and Higher Degree Committee. My PhD topic was in the regulation of the controversial embryonic stem cell research. My current research interest is in the ethics and law of emerging biotechnologies eg organoid technology, human gene editing (eg CRISPR-Cas9), sheefs and others.  

I publish in top international bioethics law journals (appear in Bioethics Research Library of Georgetown University's and Google Scholar's list of top bioethics journals) and I am a regular contributor to the Asian Bioethics Review (publication of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore, a collaborating centre on bioethics of the World Health Organisation).

Each year, I present at the annual conference of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the largest stem cell organisation in the world as well as other conferences (national and international).

I have also contributed to The Conversation and they have been captured by the media. My research should be useful to scientists, doctors, patients and their advocates/ carers, regulators, policy-makers, researchers and all concerned citizens, national as well as international.  

This information has been contributed by Doctor Foong.

Media

Title: BioEdge
Description: How should chimeric embryo research be regulated?
Title: BioNews
Description: Designing Your Own Child
Title: BenchTV
Description: Stemming The Tide of Unproven Autologous Stem Cell Therapies in Australia
Title: BioEdge
Description: The brave new world of human genome editing: an Australian perspective
Title: BioEdge
Description: Fertility tourism: Australians travelling to US to have ???designer babies???
Title: BioEdge
Description: Right to try bills passed in US: more harm than good?
Title: BioEdge
Description: Untested stem cell therapies finally drawing attention of Australian regulators
Title: BioNews
Description: Confronting unproven stem cell treatments in Australia: the new regulation
Title: Unitas
Description: The Hwang Dilemma: Exploitation of Women in SCNT, 2009
Title: The Healthy Mummy
Description: Should We Rethink our Position on Embryo Research? 2017
Title: The Conversation
Description: What Australia needs to do to protect consumers from untested stem-cell treatments August 9, 2016
Title: The Conversation
Description: Destroying research embryos within 14 days limits chance of medical breakthroughs

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