Professor Marie Bismark is a medical practitioner, health law academic, company director, and mother-of-three. She heads the Law and Public Health Unit at the University of Melbourne where her research explores the intersection between health practitioner wellbeing and patient safety. Her research has been published in leading peer review journals and has influenced regulatory policy in Australia and internationally.
In addition to her academic role, Prof Bismark works as a psychiatry registrar at the Kapiti Mental Health Clinic. She serves as a board member of The Royal Women’s Hospital, GMHBA health insurance, and Summerset retirement villages.
Prof Bismark has previously completed a Harkness Fellowship at Harvard University and is the recipient of an NHMRC Investigator Grant. In 2019, Prof Bismark was named as one of the Australian FinancialReview’s 100 Women of Influence. She is the first author of a recently published book “Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: In their own words”.