Paula Appelhans earned her JD from Washburn University Law School in the US, a degree in Health Care Law and Human Rights from University of Essex (UK), and is a qualified Solicitor to practice in Australia.
Paula’s experience has focused on health care commercial, administrative, and regulatory matters in the US, UK, ASEAN and Australia. Paula’s approach brings operational and legal experience together. Paula’s legal research and policy initiatives have focused on UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in ASEAN and access to the highest attainable health strategies specifically, in Singapore and Viet Nam.
Paula continues to advise on health care law revisions and regulations in Viet Nam utilising an international comparative approach to licensing and scope of practice for allied health professionals, Traditional Medicine, medical facility accreditation and working with the WHO on a National Rehabilitation Strategy for Viet Nam.
Paula has made Melbourne her permanent home. Paula serves on several local not for profit boards and is a co-founder of ExpatWomen@Work. Paula enjoys her motorcycle, her dog Milos, softball and a good pub trivia night.