Dr Marie Bismark is a medical practitioner and health law academic, who leads the Law and Public Health Group at the University of Melbourne. In addition to her academic role, Marie works in psychiatry with Melbourne Health and serves on the board of a number of health sector companies, including GMHBA Health Insurance and Summerset aged care. In 2004-2005 she completed a Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy at Harvard University, researching alternatives to medical malpractice litigation. Marie has published widely on patient safety and healthcare complaints resolution. Marie and her husband Matthew have three teenage children.