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Dr Marc Trabsky is an Associate Professor at La Trobe Law School and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow on 'Socio-Legal Implications of Virtual Autopsies in Coronial Investigations' (DE220100064). 


Marc's first book, Law and the Dead: Technology, Relations and Institutions (Routledge, 2019), was awarded the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Book Prize for 2019. His second book, Death: New Trajectories in Law, is forthcoming with Routledge in 2023. Marc is also co-editing with Associate Professor Imogen Jones (University of Leeds) The Routledge Handbook of Law and Death (2024).

He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bath, University of Kent, University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney and he is an Affiliate Member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). In 2023, Marc will be a Liberty Fellow in the School of Law, University of Leeds.

Averyl Gaylor is a PhD candidate in History at La Trobe University and an collaborator on the Australian Research Council DECRA project, 'Socio-Legal Implications of Virtual Autopsies in Coronial Investigations' (DE220100064).

Averyl’s research explores the intersection of art, the body and technology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She has been awarded scholarships and grants for national and international archival research, including as a Summer Scholar at the National Library of Australia, as well as at the New York Academy of Medicine and the New York Public Library in the United States. Averyl has published (with co-authors Dr Jacinthe Flore and Dr Natalie Ann Hendry) on the experience of creative arts workers in Melbourne during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project also resulted in a highly-accessed report

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Project Team

Image: Damon Lam, 2019 (Unsplash)

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