Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications Work history Community Engagement Research Teaching Affiliations Websites

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

   
2017 -

Melbourne Law School
Associate Professor in Competition Law

2001 - 2017

Deakin Law School
Associate Professor (2014-2017)
Director, Deakin Juris Doctor (2014-2016)
Interim Head of School (2012)
Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) (2011-2012; 2013-2014)
LLB Course Director (2011-2012; 2013-2014)
Senior Lecturer (2011-2013)
Lecturer (2003-2010)
Associate Lecturer (2001-2002)

2000 - 2001

Minter Ellison (Melbourne)
Articled Clerk (Property and Competition groups)

1999

Court of Appeal (Melbourne)
Research Officer

1996-1999

Deakin Law School
Research Assistant

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

Community engagement

Geelong Law Association
Committee member, 2012-current

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

Research activity

See separate research and publications page.

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

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)
  • Project Leader, Associate Law Dean's Network
    (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)

Professional affiliations

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

Barwon Community Legal Service
Secretary and Board member

Geelong Law Association
Committee member

International League of Competition Law
(national reporter with Barbora Jedlicková)

Institute of Competition Law (Concurrences)
(contributing author)

Law Council of Australia
(member, Competition and Consumer Committee)
(member, Business Law Section)

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.