Research Area: Human Rights Law; Health Law; Mental Health and Capacity Law; Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Research Affiliations: Centre for Business and Human Rights, Centre for People Organisations and Work (CPOW); Future Social Services Institute (FSSI); Health, Arts, Social sciences and Humanities network (HASH); Disability Justice Consortium.
Current research projects: Informed consent in the delivery of aged care; Independent evaluation of the IMHA service.
- Professor in the Graduate School of Business and Law
- Acting chair of the RMIT’s Human Research Ethics Committee
- Lecturer in Administrative Law, Human Rights Law, Health Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Research Project.
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- PhD (Victoria University)
- MA (Latrobe University)
- LLB (Monash)
- BA (Monash)
- Community member Mental Health Tribunal (Victoria)-2016 to present.
- Deputy Chair Department of Justice Human Research Ethics Committee (2010-2014)
- General Member, Department of Justice Human Research Ethics Committee (2008-2010)
- Independent Member, Health Services Review Council (2005-2011)
- Independent Review of Mental Health legislation in Queensland for the Queensland Mental Health Commission (2014)
- Confidential report to the Children’s Commissioner in Western Australia Research Report on Children and Young People and Mental Health Law (2012)
- Review of National Statement of Mental Health Rights and Responsibilities (2011)
- Quality Review of Tasmanian Mental Health legislation (2009)
- Consultancy Report to the National Public Health Partnership, ‘Emergency Powers and Cross–Jurisdictional Issues Regarding Outbreaks of Communicable Diseases’ (2006)
- Consultation Report on the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs Policy Consultation ‘Towards a prevention agenda for the National Drug Strategy 2004 and Beyond’ (2005)
- Maylea, C.,Makregiorgos, H.,Martin, J.,Alvarez-Vasquez, S.,Dale, M.,Hill, N.,Johnson, B.,Thomas, S.,Weller, P. (2020). Independent Mental Health Advocacy: A Model of Social Work Advocacy? In: Australian Social Work, 73, 334 - 346
- Weller, P. (2020). The 'will to empower' in contemporary mental health practice In: The legacies of institutionalism: disability, law and policy in the 'deinstitutionalised' community, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom
- Spivakovsky, C.,Steele, L.,Weller, P. (2020). Introduction: The Lasting Legacies of Institutionalisation: Questioning Law�s Roles in the Emancipation of People with Disabilities In: The legacies of institutionalism: disability, law and policy in the 'deinstitutionalised' community, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom
- Weller, P. (2019). Police Prosecution and Access to Justice for People with Disabilities In: The Evolving Role of the Public Prosecutor, Routledge, Oxon, United Kingdom
- Meadows, G.,Brophy, L.,Shawyer, F.,Enticott, J.,Fossey, E.,Thornton, C.,Weller, P.,Wilson-Evered, E.,Eden, V.,Slade, M. (2019). REFOCUS-PULSAR recovery-oriented practice training in specialist mental health care: a stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial In: The Lancet Psychiatry, 6, 103 - 114
- Weller, P. (2019). OPCAT monitoring and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities In: Australian Journal of Human Rights, 25, 130 - 149
- Maylea, C.,Alvarez-Vasquez, S.,Dale, M.,Hill, N.,Johnson, B.,Martin, J.,Thomas, S.,Weller, P. (2019). Evaluation of the Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service (IMHA) In: Victoria Legal Aid Melbourne
- Edan, V.,Brophy, L.,Weller, P.,Fossey, E.,Meadows, G. (2019). The experience of the use of Community Treatment Orders following recovery-oriented practice training In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 64, 178 - 183
- Weller, P.,Alvarez-Vasquez, S.,Dale, M.,Hill, N.,Johnson, B.,Martin, J.,Maylea, C.,Thomas, S. (2019). The need for independent advocacy for people subject to mental health community treatment orders In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 66, 1 - 9
- Weller, P. (2019). Mothers and mental illness: Breaking the silence about child loss In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 67, 1 - 8
3 PhD Completions7 PhD Current Supervisions
- Digital Health CRC Core Participants Agreement - Umbrella Agreement. Funded by: Digital Health CRC from (2018 to 2025)
- Enhancing the rights and wellbeing of people with an acquired brain injury. Funded by: Office of the Public Advocate ABI Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2017)
- Working together with shared values towards recovery-oriented practice - Principles Unite Local Services Assisting Recovery (PULSAR). Administered by Monash University. Funded by: Department of Health (State of Victoria) Contract from (2013 to 2017)