Professor Malbon commenced his position at Monash in 2008.
He is an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture, a Visiting Scholar, Law School, Cambridge University, Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow, the European University Institute, Florence Italy.
He is a previous Dean of the Griffith University Law School and Director of the Credit and Consumer Law Research Program. He has formerly held the positions of Principal Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Queensland Office of Parliamentary Counsel; Assistant Divisional Head (Legislation) Division of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs; Research Manager, Blake Dawson Waldron, Melbourne Office; and Senior tutor at the Law School, University of Melbourne.
He also practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor in South Australia for a number of years.