I am currently an Associate Professor at the Deakin Law School, teaching Competition Law and Policy and Contract Law. My research is predominantly in the area of competition law, with a focus on mergers and abuse of power.
I have previously held the positions of Director of the Deakin Juris Doctor program, Director of Teaching and Interim Head of the Deakin Law School. Before joining Deakin University in 2001, I was admitted as an Australian lawyer after completing Articles of Clerkship at Minter Ellison (Melbourne) and working as a research assistant at the Victorian Court of Appeal.
I completed my LLB(Hons) and BA at Deakin University, PhD ('The International Regulation of Transnational Mergers') at Queensland University of Technology and, more recently, a Master of Arts in Economics for Competition Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law at King's College London.
I currently teach Competition Law and Policy and Contract Law and have received the Vice-Chancellorís Award for Distinguished Teaching (2008) and a national Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning (2009).
My publications have been predominantly in the field of competition law and include my (relatively) recent monograph, International Merger Policy: Applying Domestic Law to International Markets (Edward Elgar, 2014). I am also co-author (with P Clarke and S Corones) of Competition Law and Policy (OUP, 3rd edn, 2011) and (with P Clarke) Contract Law – Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives (OUP, 3rd edn, 2016). Several of these publications can be downloaded at http://ssrn.com/author=962582
I am a committee member of the Geelong Law Association, secretary of the Barwon Community Legal Service and member of the judging panel for the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, the 2016 Australian Law Awards and the 2016 Optus My Business Awards.
I have also created and maintain the Australian Competition Law website.