Academic Director of Springvale Monash Legal Service & Senior Lecturer in Law, Monash University

I have a unique multi-disciplinary background, with expertise in sociology, gender and the law. I am the inaugural Academic Director of the Springvale Monash Legal Service, teaching into Monash University's Clinical Legal Education program. I am also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts program at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University.

My research focuses on addiction, drug use, health and the body. I am the author of two books - Making Disease, Making Citizens: The politics of hepatitis C (with Associate Professor Suzanne Fraser) and The Making of a Modern Epidemic: Endometriosis, Gender and Politics (out through Ashgate in 2014), which is based upon my PhD research.

My current research program focuses on the legal, social and cultural aspects of addiction. My main research explores how concepts of addiction figure across multiple legal realms.


  • 2013–present
    Senior Lecturer; Academic Director Springvale Monash Legal Service, Faculty of Law, Monash University
  • 2013–2014
    Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University


  • 2009 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2005 
    Monash University, BA (Hons.)
  • 2002 
    Monash University, LLB (Hons.)
  • 1999 
    Monash University, BA

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Law (1801)