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Professor of Law, The University of Melbourne

Heather has a PhD from Melbourne Law School, an LLM from QUT, and an LLB and BA from Monash University. She was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Heather researches and teaches in criminal law and procedure and on legal responses to domestic and family violence. She has previously worked as a criminal lawyer.


  • 2021–present
    Professor , Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
  • 2012–2020
    Professor, School of Law, The University of Queensland


  • 2006 
    Melbourne University, PhD Law


Order of Australia in the General Division (AM) Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia