Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications Work history Leadership Research Teaching Affiliations Websites Awards

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
PhD Queensland University of Technology (2010)
Supervisor: Prof Stephen Corones
Thesis: 'The International Regulation of Transnational Mergers'

Master of Arts in Economics for Competition Law
Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
(1 December 2016)

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law
Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
(1 August 2015)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
LLB (Hons) Deakin (1998)

Bachelor of Arts
BA (Politics Major) Deakin (1997)

Australian Lawyer
Admitted in Victoria, 2001

Work history

2014 - current Associate Professor, Deakin Law School
2014 - 2016 Director, Deakin Juris Doctor Program
2011 - 2012 and 2013 - 2014 Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) and LLB Program Director, Deakin Law School
2011 - 2013 Senior Lecturer, Deakin Law School
2012 Interim Head of School, Deakin Law School
2003 - 2010 Lecturer, Deakin Law School
2001 - 2002 Associate Lecturer, Deakin Law School
2000 - 2001 Articled Clerk, Minter Ellison, Melbourne
1999 Research Officer, Court of Appeal, Melbourne
1996-1999 Research Assistant, Deakin Law School

Visitor positions

Centre for Competition Policy, Norwich (University of East Anglia)
14 November 2016 - 3 March 2017
Visitor, researching competition law and economics

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (University of London)
November 2012 - March 2013
Visiting Fellow, researching international and comparative merger law and regulation

Melbourne Law School
5 - 23 November 2012; 11 March - 4 May 2013
Visitor, Melbourne Law School (Competition Law and Economics Network), researching international merger law and regulation

Leadership and service

Deakin University

Director, Deakin Juris Doctor (2014 - 2016)

Director of the Deakin Juris Doctor program which commenced in2016. This role included preparing accreditation documentation for the (then) Council of Legal Education (now VLAB), obtaining internal course approvals, promoting and subsequently launching the program and managing development of course materials and delivery of the course.

Interim Head of School, Deakin Law School (2012)

The Head of School role involves a variety of leadership and management skills, including leading the School Management Team and School Executive Committee, representing the School, Faculty and University both internally and externally and, in 2012, ensuring the successful re-accreditation of the Deakin LLB.

Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) (2011; 2013-2014)

This Associate Head/Director of Teaching role involved development of a comprehensive staff manual, development and circulation of regular teaching communications to academic staff, the organisation of teaching forums and retreats, planning and finalising teaching allocations for the School and representing the School in a variety of internal and external forums.

LLB Academic Course Director (2011-2014)

The Program Director role included a participating in a comprehensive course review and enhancement process in 2012-2013, preparing a revised Honours program to align with new AQF requirements and navigating changes through various internal curriculum and governance processes, liaising with students and staff regarding course queries and general management of the LLB program.

Teaching and learning leadership

More broadly, teaching and learning leadership has included participation in Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee meetings from 2008-2014, appointment to the College of Distinguished Deakin Educators (now the Deakin Learning Leaders’ Network) in 2008 and delivery of seminars on teaching within the Faculty and the School, focusing in particular on online teaching practices. 

Chair, Faculty Academic Progress Committee (Geelong) (2011-2012)
(previously committee member, Faculty Academic Progress Committee, 10 years)

The position of Chair of the Faculty APC involved reviewing student academic progress and leading student show cause hearings.

Academic mentor and student liaison

This included academic mentoring of a number of Alfred Deakin Scholars (first year law students who have received an academic merit scholarship upon entry) and acting as Law School liaison with the Deakin Law Studentsí Society for a number of years.

Leadership training (2009)

The Deakin University’s Academic Women Aspiring to Leadership program comprised five days of training on various aspects of academic leadership.

External to Deakin University

Committee and board engagement

Geelong Law Association
Committee member, 2012-current

Barwon Community Legal Service
Secretary, 2015-current
Board member, 2015-current

LEAD Network (previously Law Associate Deans' Network) (OLT grant)

Project leader (2011-2014)
The Law Associate Deans' Network (now Legal Education Associate Deans Network) was established in 2010 with a grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (now Office of Learning and Teaching). The prupose of the Network is to promote collaborative approaches to teaching and learning in Australian legal education. The project leaders of the Network were jointly responsible for organising and managing meetings, arranging production and distribution of good practice guides for law teaching, developing the Network website, tracking Network finances and reporting to the ALTC/OLT on Network activity.

Leadership program

Australian Regional Women Leaders Convention (Sydney, May 2012) 
Two-day program, developed by Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), designed to support increased representation of women in business and community leadership roles.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) program (tender)

Education and compliance program development (2012)
With two colleagues, this project involved developing, in conjunction with the ACCC, education and compliance programs for small business and non-law tertiary students: http://www.ccaeducationprograms.org

Submissions to inquiries

Senate Inquiry into Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016, Public Submission No 7 (2017) (cited extensively in Committee Report and in Parliament by Andrew Gee MP, 27 March 2017)

Competition Policy Review (‘Harper Review’), Submission on Draft Report (2014)

Review of Australian Contract Law (2012) (with Professor Philip Clarke)

Senate Inquiry into Trade Practices Amendment (Material Lessening of Competition - Richmond Amendment) Bill 2009, Public Submission No 6 (2009)

Government Discussion Paper: Creeping Acquisitions - The Way Forward (2009)

Government Discussion Paper: Creeping Acquisitions (2008)

Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008 (Submission on Exposure Draft Bill) (2008)

Trade Practices Act Review (Dawson Committee) (2002)

Media

Regular media contribututions, both in print and on radio, including appearing on Radio National, Radio 2UE, the Law Report, ‘Life Matters’ and the several print contributions, including 'Review Misses Bill's Key Points', Australian Financial Review, Tuesday 21 April 2009, p 63.

Other engagement

Production of free legal resources and commentary on the following websites:

Student leadership

Deakin Law Review

  • Editor, Deakin Law Review, 1997-1998
  • Business Manager, Deakin Law Review, 1996
  • Editorial Board, Deakin Law Review, 1996-1998

Deakin Law Students' Society

  • Life Member (1998)
  • Vice President, 1997 and 1998
  • Moot coordinator, 1996

Law student magazine (In Camera)

  • Head of production, In Camera, 1997
  • Editor-in-chief, In Camera, 1996
  • Co-editor, In Camera, 1995
  • Member of production team, In Camera, 1994

Debating society

  • Secretary, 1995
  • Member, 1995-1996
  • Adjudicator for Debater's Association of Victoria (1995) and for Barwon Junior Debators' competition (1996)

Mooting

  • Member, Deakin Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team, 1997-1998
  • Deakin representative in Senior Grand Final, Governor-General's Moot (1997)
  • Deakin representative for Australasian Law Students' Association Moot competition, Macquarie University, 1996
  • Winner and 'best individual advocate', Mallesons Stephen Jacquese Junior Moot Competition, Deakin University, 1995
  • Deakin representative, Junior Grand Final, Governor-General's Moot (1995)

Interact

  • Director, Highton Interact Club (1992-1993)
  • Inaugural secretary, Highton Interact Club (1991)

Research activity

Research publications

Publications include 14 refereed journals, four books (including one monograph), several revised editions, three book chapters and a number of commentary items. 

For a full list of publications and research activity see research page.

Academic Study Leave (sabbatical)

Centre for Competition Policy, Norwich (University of East Anglia) (forthcoming)
14 November 2016 - 3 March 2017
Visitor, researching competition law and economics

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (University of London)
November 2012 - March 2013
Visiting Fellow, researching international and comparative merger law and regulation

Melbourne Law School
5 - 23 November 2012; 11 March - 4 May 2013
Visitor, Melbourne Law School (Competition Law and Economics Network), researching international merger law and regulation

Conferences and seminars

Conference papers and seminars include:

  • Centre for Competition Policy Seminar Series, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 9 December 2013 (‘A “more economic approach” to Australia’s unilateral conduct laws?’)
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 27 February 2013 ('The Challenge of International Merger Regulation')
  • University of Queensland Law Research Seminar Series , Brisbane, 7 September 2012 ('International and comparative merger law; is there a need for greater convergence?')
  • 28th International Symposium on Economic Crime 2010, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, 9 September 2010 (‘The increasing criminalization of economic law – a competition law perspective’)
  • Geelong Law Association, CLE seminar, 30 October 2009 (‘Trade Practices Update’)
  • Deakin University Faculty of Business and Law, Business Breakfast, Geelong, 15 October 2008 (‘Trade Practices Update’)
  • Australasian Law Teachers' Association Annual Conference 2003, Novotel Hotel, Brisbane, 7 July 2003 (‘Proposed Changes to Merger Regulation in Australia’)

Teaching and learning

Teaching roles and responsibilities

Extensive teaching experience a variety of levels and in several modes, including face-to-face lectures, tutorials and seminars and online equivalents, and PhD supervision. Units taught include:

  • Competition Law and Policy
    (2004-2005, 2007-2016) (Unit Chair)
  • Contract Law
    (2001, 2003, 2006-2009, 2011-2012, 2014, 2016) (Unit Chair 2006-2011)
  • Competition Law and Policy (postgraduate)
    (2003)
  • Competition Law and International Business (postgraduate)
    (2001-2002) (Unit Chair)
  • Commercial Law
    (2001 – 2005)
  • International Commercial Law (undergraduate)
    (2001-2003) (Unit Chair 2002-2003)
  • International Commercial Law (postgraduate)
    (2002-2003) (Unit Chair)
  • Introduction to Law
    (part (2003))
  • Law Induction program (Contract and online learning sessions)

Teaching awards and nominations

2015 (nomination) - Office of Learning and Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence
Nominated by Deakin University

2011 - Faculty 'Lecturing Legend' award
Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University

2010 - Faculty 'Lecturing Legend' award
Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University

2009 - Australian Teaching and Learning Council Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning 
"For improving access to legal education through an innovative approach to the use of online technology, exemplary student support and contemporary curriculum resources."

2009 - Exemplar of Teaching Excellence
Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University

2008 - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching
Deakin University

2008 - Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence
Deakin University

Internal teaching leadership roles

Significant leadership roles relating to teaching and learning and curriculum design include:

  • Director, Juris Doctor Program, Deakin Law School
    (2014-2016)
  • Director, LLB Program, Deakin Law School
    (2011-2015)
  • Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning), Deakin Law School
    (2011-2014)
  • Member, Teaching and Learning Committee, Faculty of Business and Law
    (2008-2014)
  • Interim Head of School, Deakin Law School
    (2012)
  • Chair, Academic Progress Committee, Faculty of Business and Law (Geelong)
    (2011-2012) and Member (2002-2012)
  • Member, College of Distinguished Deakin Educators (later the ‘Deakin Learning Leaders’ Network)
    (2008-continuing)

External teaching leadership roles

Project Leader (joint) of the Law Associate Dean’s Network from November 2011 until 2014.  This is a discipline network comprised of Associate Deans (Teaching and Learning) of Australian Law Schools, with the purpose of promoting collaborative approaches to teaching and learning in Australian legal education.  Activity included developing and publishing a website for the Network (http://lawteachnetwork.org/), monitoring and distributing Network funding, reporting on our progress to the OLT, engaging in tele-conference meetings with the OLT and other discipline network leaders and attending and participating in various Network meetings.

Professional affiliations and community engagement

Geelong Law Association
Member

Barwon Community Legal Service
Secretary and Member

American Bar Association 
(member of Antitrust section and Business law section)

International League of Competition Law
(national reporter)

Institute of Competition Law (Concurrences)
(contributing author)

Web sites and blogs

Australian Competition Law
This site is designed to provide resources relating to Australia's competition laws. In addition to the key sections highlighted above, it includes a blog, Twitter feed links to legislative history, information about relevant guidelines, expert and judicial profiles, a chronology of Australian competition law, key links to further resources and more.

Australian Contract Law
This site is designed to provide resources relating to Australia's contract laws.

Awards

Teaching

2011
Deakin Commendation for Excellence in teaching

2011
Faculty 'Lecturing Legend' Award

2010
Faculty 'Lecturing Legend' Award

2009
Australian Teaching and Learning Council Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning ("For improving access to legal education through an innovative approach to the use of online technology, exemplary student support and contemporary curriculum resources.")

2009
Exemplar of Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Business and Law, 2009 Award

2008
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching

2008
Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence

Student

1995
Winner, Junior Moot Competition, Deakin University

1995
Winner, Best Individual Advocate, Junior Moot Competition, Deakin Univeristy

Other

ADFA (Navy) Scholarship 19931993 - Australian Defence Force Academy Scholarship
Royal Australian Navy

1992 - Youth Merit Award
Interact Club of Highton