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Staff Expertise


Set out below is a list of current research areas and associated staff within the Monash Law School.  This list is useful for prospective graduate research students who are thinking of embarking on a major research project as part of a doctoral or Master of Philosophy degree at Monash Law School. If you are considering applying, you must first develop a research proposal and submit it with your expression of interest

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Administrative Law and Regulations

     Janina Boughey, Colin Campbell, Julie DebeljakMatthew GrovesDavid LindsayMaria O'Sullivan, Moira Paterson, Marilyn Pittard

Alcohol, Drugs and the Law

     Kate Seear

Alternative Dispute Resolution

      Becky Batagol, Paula GerberGenevieve Grant, Tania Sourdin, Jeff Waincymer


      Patrick Emerton

Australian Environmental Law

     Gerry Nagtzaam

Australian Industrial Relations Law

     Marilyn Pittard


Banking law

     Gillian North    


     John Duns


     Anne-Maree Farrell

Biotechnology and the Law

     Anne-Maree Farrell, Karinne Ludlow

Broadcasting and Telecommunications

     David Lindsay, Sharon Rodrick

Business Associations

     John Duns

Business Innovation and Labour Law

      Marilyn Pittard

Business Law

     Bryan Horrigan

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Children's Rights

     Paula Gerber

Chinese Law

     Weiping He

Civil Liberties

     Julie Debeljak

Civil Procedure

     Tania Penovic, Tania Sourdin

Clinical Legal Education

     Adrian Evans, Kate Seear

Commercial Law

     Weiping He, Bryan Horrigan, Justin Malbon, John Duns, Jeff Waincymer, Emmanuel Laryea, Lisa Spagnolo

Communication Law

     David Lindsay

Comparative Competition Law

     John Duns 

Comparative Law

     Janina Boughey, Weiping He, Nadir HosenBryan Horrigan, Rowena Cantley-Smith, Mark Davison, Julie DebeljakNormann Witzleb

Competition Law

     Colin Campbell, Mark Davison, John Duns

Comparative Health Law

     Anne-Maree Farrell

Constitutional Law

     Becky Batagol, Janina Boughey, Melissa Castan, Colin Campbell, Julie DebeljakPatrick EmertonJeff Goldsworthy, Nadir Hosen,  Sarah Joseph

Construction Law

     Paula Gerber

Consumer Law

      Justin Malbon

Consumer Finance Law and Practice

     Gillian North

Consumer Protection

     Weiping He, Bronwyn Naylor, Justin Malbon

Contempt of Court

     Sharon Rodrick

Contract Law

     Rowena Cantley-Smith, Mark Davison, Rebecca GiblinEmmanuel Laryea

Contracting Out Government Services

     Colin Campbell, Graeme Hodge

Copyright Law

     Colin Campbell, Mark Davison, Rebecca Giblin, David Lindsay, Ann Monotti, Moira Paterson

Corporate Crime

     Jonathan Clough, Karen Wheelwright

Corporate Governance Law and Practice

     Gillian North

Corporate Disclosure Law and Practice

     Gillian North

Corporate Insolvency

      John Duns, Weiping He, Lisa Spagnolo

Corporate Social Responsibility

    Bryan HorriganAdam McBeth 

Corporations Law

     Weiping He, Bryan Horrigan, John Duns, Genevieve Grant, Karen WheelwrightEric Windholz, Normann Witzleb


     Graeme HodgeDavid LindsayBronwyn Naylor, Moira Paterson

Criminal Law

     Heli Askola, Jonathan CloughRoss HyamsBronwyn NaylorJoanna Kyriakakis

Criminal Procedure/Criminal Justice

      Jonathan Clough


     Bronwyn Naylor

Cyberlaw and Cyberculture

     David Lindsay

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     Genevieve Grant

Defacto Relationship

     Adiva Sifris


     Sharon Rodrick

Designs Law and Practice

     Ann Monotti

Director's Duties

     Karen Wheelwright, Eric Windholz

Discrimination Law

       Colin Campbell, Julie DebeljakBronwyn NaylorMarilyn Pittard


     Paula Gerber, Karinne Ludlow

Drug Courts

     Kate Seear

Drugs in Sport

     Kate Seear

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E-Commerce/Electronic Law

     Mark Davison, Emmanuel Laryea, David Lindsay, Ann Monotti, Moira Paterson

Economic, Soical and Cultural Rights

     Colin Campbell, Julie Debeljak, Adam McBeth


      Gerry Nagtzaam

Electronic Workplace Law

      Marilyn Pittard

Energy Law and Policy

     Rowena Cantley-SmithJustin Malbon

Environmental Law and Policy

     Gerry Nagtzaam

Equity Remedies

     Normann Witzleb


     Susan Barkehall-Thomas, Patrick Emerton

EU Law (Health)

      Anne-Maree Farrell

EU Law (Justice and Home Affairs)

     Heli Askola


     Jonathan CloughKarinne Ludlow

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Family Law

     Renata Alexander, Becky Batagol, Ross Hyams, Adiva Sifris


     Eric Windholz

Feminist Legal Theory

     Heli Askola, Bronwyn Naylor, Janice Richardson, Kate Seear

Finance Law

     Gillian North

Financial Market Regulation and Practice

     Gillian North

Financial Services Law and Practice

     Gillian North

Forensic Studies

     Jonathan Clough

Freedom of Information

   Moira Paterson, Adam McBeth, David Lindsay

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Gender Issues/Gender and the Law

     Bronwyn Naylor, Janice RichardsonKate SeearRonli Sifris

German Law

    Normann Witzleb

Global Climate Change

    Gerry Nagtzaam

Global Health Law

     Anne-Maree Farrell

Global Technology Regulation

     Rebecca Giblin

Government Contracts

    Colin Campbell

Government Liability, Immunity and Business Activity

     Bryan Horrigan

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Harmonisation (Inter-governmental Relations)

     Eric Windholz

Health Law

     Anne-Maree Farrell, Genevieve Grant, Kate Seear

Human Rights Law

     Melissa Castan, Azadeh Dastyari, Julie Debeljak, Patrick Emerton, Paula Gerber, Sarah JosephBryan Horrigan, Adam McBethMaria O'Sullivan, Tania PenovicJoanna Kyriakakis, Ronli Sifris

Human Rights (International and Domestic)

     Sarah Joseph

Human Rights and Corporations

     Sarah Joseph, Tania Penovic, Adam McBeth

Human Rights and Globalisation

     Adam McBeth

Human Rights Education

     Paula Gerber

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Immigration Law

     Azadeh Dastyari

Indigenous Legal Issues

     Stephen Gray, Melissa Castan

Indonesian Law

    Nadir Hosen  

Information Technology

     Rebecca Giblin, David Lindsay, Janice Richardson

Injury Compensation

     Genevieve Grant, Kate Seear

Intellectual Property

     Mark Davison, David Lindsay, Ann Monotti, Moira Paterson

Intellectual Property in Universities

     Ann Monotti

International Commercial Law

     Emmanuel Laryea, Lisa Spagnolo, Justin Malbon, Jeff Waincymer

International Criminal Law

     Gideon Boas, Douglas GuilfoyleAdam McBeth, Joanna Kyriakakis

International Energy Law

     Rowena Cantley-Smith

International Environmental Law

     Rowena Cantley-SmithEric Wilson, Gerry Nagtzaam

International Human Rights Law

     Heli Askola, Melissa Castan, Julie Debaljak, Douglas GuilfoylePaula GerberMaria O'Sullivan, Tania Penovic, Adam McBeth

International Humanitarian Law

     Gideon Boas, Julie Debeljak, Sarah Joseph

International Labour Law

      Marilyn Pittard

International Law

     Rowena Cantley-Smith, Melissa Castan, Douglas GuilfoyleRichard JoyceEric Wilson, Bryan Horrigan, Ronli Sifris

International Management of Natural Resources

     Eric Wilson, Gerry Nagtzaam

International Maritime Law

    Eric Wilson

International Organizations

     Richard Joyce, Adam McBeth, Gerry Nagtzaam

International Trade

     Justin Malbon, Adam McBeth, Jeff Waincymer

International Trade Law

     Adam McBeth, Jeff Waincymer, Justin Malbon

Internet/Cyber Law

     Jonathan Clough, Mark Davison, David Lindsay, Ann Monotti, Moira Paterson

International Justice

     Patrick Emerton

Investment Law and Practice

     Gillian North

Islamic Law or Shari'a Law

    Nadir Hosen  

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     Julie Debeljak


     Jonathan Clough 


Labour and Employment Law

     Marilyn Pittard

Land Title

     Melissa Castan

Law and Economics

     Jeff Waincymer, Susan Barkehall-Thomas, David Lindsay, Rowena Cantley-Smith, Patrick Emerton

Law and Outer Space

     Eric Wilson, Gerry Nagtzaam

Law and Religion

     Nadir Hosen

Law and Society

     Nadir Hosen

Law of Climate Change

     Rowena Cantley-Smith, Gerry Nagtzaam

Law of the European Union

     Rowena Cantley-SmithEric Wilson, Normann Witzleb

Law of the Sea

     Douglas GuilfoyleEric Wilson

Legal and Moral Philosophy

     Patrick Emerton, Jeff GoldsworthyJanice RichardsonEric Wilson

Legal Education / Practical Legal Training

     Adrian Evans, Gaye LandsdellKate SeearNormann Witzleb

Legal Ethics

     Adrian EvansBecky BatagolChristine Parker

Legal History

      Melissa CastanJeff Goldsworthy

Legal Theory

     Bryan Horrigan, Patrick Emerton, Richard JoyceJanice Richardson

Licensing and Technology Transfer

     Ann Monotti

Local Government

     Colin CampbellGraeme Hodge

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Media Law

     David Lindsay, Bronwyn Naylor, Janice Richardson, Sharon Rodrick, Normann Witzleb


     Paula Gerber, Tania Sourdin

Medical Law

     Anne-Maree FarrellKarine Ludlow

Migration Law

     Heli Askola

Military Law

     Matthew Groves


     Jeff Waincymer, Lisa Spagnolo, Eric Wilson 


Nanotechnology and the Law

    Karinne Ludlow

Non-Adversarial Justice

     Ross Hyams, Becky Batagol 


Occupational Health and Safety

     Genevieve Grant, Christine Parker, Karen Wheelwright, Eric Windholz

Outsourcing Government Services

     Colin Campbell, Graeme Hodge

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Patents for Inventions

     Ann Monotti, Moira Paterson

Prison Administration

     Matthew Groves


     Bronwyn Naylor

Privacy Law

     David Lindsay, Janice Richardson, Normann Witzleb

Privacy, Freedom of Speech

     David Lindsay

Property Law

     Susan Barkehall-Thomas, Ann MonottiSharon Rodrick, Adiva Sifris

Psychology and Law

     Bronwyn Naylor

Public Sector Employment Law

     Marilyn Pittard

Punishment /Sentencing

     Jonathan Clough

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Refugee Law

     Azadeh Datyari, Maria O'Sullivan, Tania Penovic, Colin Campbell

Regulation of Human Biological Materials

      Anne-Maree Farrell

Regulatory Law / Regulatory Theory

     Colin CampbellAnne-Maree Farrell, Weiping He, David Lindsay, Christine Parker, Eric Windholz


     Normann Witzleb


     Susan Barkehall-Thomas, Lisa Spagnolo

Rights of Indigenous People

     Julie Debeljak, Richard JoyceTania Penovic, Justin Malbon 


Shari'a Law or Islamic Law

     Nadir Hosen   

Socio-Legal Research and Method

     Becky Batagol, Genevieve GrantChristine Parker, Kate Seear, Tania Sourdin

Statutory Interpretation

     Becky Batagol, Jeff Goldsworthy, Justin Malbon

Superannuation Law

     Stephen Barkoczy


     Paula Gerber

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Taxation Law

     Stephen Barkoczy, Jeff Waincymer, Kathryn James


     Colin CampbellGenevieve GrantJoanna Kyriakakis, Karinne Ludlow, Tania Penovic, Janice Richardson, Adiva SifrisLisa Spagnolo, Normann Witzleb

Torts and Injury Compensation

     Genevieve Grant

 Trade Marks

     Mark Davison, Daivd Lindsay, Moira Paterson

Trade Practices

     Mark Davison

Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

      David Lindsay, Ann Monotti

Transitional Justice

     Ronli Sifris


     Adam McBeth

Trusts and Trustees

     Susan Barkehall-Thomas, Patrick Emerton, Justin Malbon 



     Colin Campbell, David Lindsay, Bronwyn Naylor, Justin Malbon 


Venture Capital Law

     Stephen Barkoczy 


Wills and Administration of Estate

     Matthew Groves  

Women's Rights

     Julie Debeljak, Kate Seear

Work Relationships

      Marilyn Pittard, Karen Wheelwright

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