DR Megan Prictor

DR Megan Prictor


  • Academic, Law
  • Law and emerging health technologies, informed consent, breach notification, electronic health records, privacy, biobanking, public engagement



  • Megan researches in the fields of law and emerging health technologies, such as biobanking, genomic medicine, and data regulation. She was previously Managing Editor of the Consumers and Communication Group at Cochrane (www.cochrane.org) at La Trobe University's Centre for Health Communication and Participation, working on systematic reviews of shared decision making, informed consent, health communication and consumer participation. She has also worked in law publishing at the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (Victoria). She has published a number of peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the fields of public interest law as well as patient engagement, health communication and informed decision making.

    Megan holds a PhD in the humanities (University of Melbourne, 2000) and a first-class honours degree in law (La Trobe University, 2014), for which she was awarded the Supreme Court Prize.

    In 2017, Megan was admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria. She is also a member of the Steering Group of the University of Melbourne's Data, Systems and Society Research Network.   


Member of

  • Supreme Court of Victoria. An Australian legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria) 2017 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • LLB (Hons), La Trobe University 2014
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2000
  • MMus, University of Melbourne 1996
  • BMus (Hons), University of Melbourne 1993

Awards and honors

  • Supreme Court Prize, La Trobe University, 2014


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • data privacy, health technology regulation, patient engagement, biobanking, dynamic consent, data breach regulation, electronic health records