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Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law, The University of Western Australia

Fiona is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia where she teaches on the Master of International Law and the Law and Society Major. Her current research interests include international human rights law, in particular United Nations human rights mechanisms and the role of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs). She also has an interest in business and human rights, including modern slavery, and convenes the UWA Modern Slavery Research Cluster.

Fiona worked in research and policy roles in the NGO sector in Ireland and Australia for over ten years, specialising in racial equality and disability rights. Prior to that, she worked in the private sector as a management consultant in Ireland, across Europe and in Australia. She has an LLB (Hons) in Common and Civil Law with French from the Queen's University of Belfast, a Masters in Human Rights from Curtin University and a PhD from the University of Western Australia.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, UWA


  • 2017 
    UWA, PhD
  • 2005 
    Curtin University, Masters in Human Rights
  • 1997 
    The Queen's University of Belfast, LLB (Hons) Common and Civil Law with French