Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Reynolds


Dr Chris Reynolds is a lawyer, with postgraduate qualifications in public health and a PhD from the Department of Community Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He has taught constitutional law, environmental law, and law and medicine at Flinders University School of Law and the University of South Australia. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Adelaide.

His main areas of research and consulting have been in public health law and policy and he has written three books in the field, the most recent being Public and Environmental Health Law (pub 2011). Chris has advised the Australian Government and State governments on reforms to public health (notably in the development of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and the Western Australian Public Health Act 2016), food legislation, drug, alcohol and tobacco laws, environment protection laws and also in policy relating to HIV/AIDS.

Between 2002 and 2005 he was a Director of Research at the National Centre for Public Health Law at Melbourne’s Latrobe University and was a Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Fellow until 2004.  Most recently (2018 and 2019) he consulted on and drafted new radiation laws for Western Australia and Papua New Guinea and is currently involved in WHO projects, including ongoing work with the Qatar Ministry of Health on the development of new public health legislation.