Research supervision

Members of the group would welcome informal inquiries from suitably qualified individuals who wish to undertake postgraduate research, whether at Masters or PhD levels. Set out below are the areas of research interest and expertise of Members of the Group, as well as their experience in postgraduate research supervision.

Dr Genevieve Grant

Research Interests

  • Civil justice
  • Dispute resolution
  • Empirical legal research
  • Expert evidence
  • Injury compensation and torts
  • Work disability

Current PhD Supervision: Topics

  • ‘The Design of Mechanisms for Resolving End of Life Disputes: Promoting Access to Justice' (Dr G Grant (Main), A/Prof Farrell (Associate)
  • 'Food Fraud and the Tools for Combat' (Dr G Grant (Main), Prof C Parker (External)
  • 'Legal Services Use in Road Traffic Injury Compensation Claims' (Dr G Grant (Main), Dr J Berecki Gisolf (Associate), Prof L Connelly (External))

Dr Karinne Ludlow

Research Interests

  • Innovation Law and Policy
  • Law and Biotechnology
  • Agriculture and Food Regulation and Trade
  • Animal and Plant Health Law
  • Torts

Dr Kate Seear

Research Interests

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Addiction and the law
  • Gender and feminist theory
  • Empirical legal research

Current Masters/PhD supervision topics

  • ‘Addiction and Mandated Treatment in the Criminal Justice System’ (Co-supervisor, external, NDRI)
  • ‘Addiction Concepts and China’s Drug Treatment System’ (Associate supervisor, external, NDRI)

Dr Ronli Sifris

Research Interests

  • Reproductive rights
  • Right to health
  • Gender and health Law
  • Mental health law

Current PhD supervision topics

  • ‘A Jurisprudential Inquiry into the 'Right to Life' (Prof J Goldsworthy (Main), Dr R Sifris (Associate))
  • Realising the supported decision-making measures required by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The potential contribution of Australian civil mental health laws (Prof B McSherry (Main), Dr R Sifris (Associate))
  • ‘Unholy Alliances: The Role of Conservative Political-Economic Elites for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Agenda' (Prof J True (Main), Dr R Sifris (Associate))

PhD Supervision - Successful completion

  • Supported decision-making: a disability and human rights-based concept for mental health law (P Gooding, Monash University, 2014) (Prof B McSherry (Main), Dr R Sifris (Associate))

Eric Windholz

Research interests

  • Injury Compensation
  • Regulation
  • Public Policy
  • Federalism
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Current PhD supervision topics

  • ‘The Evolution of Australian Governments' Statutory Approaches to Compensating Accidental Injury and Death' (Prof G Hodge (Main), Dr A Collie (Associate), Dr E Windholz (Associate))
  • ‘Payday Lending: Is There a Viable Alternative?' (Prof G Hodge (Main), Dr E Windholz (Associate))