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Doctoral Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Lisa joined the University of Oxford in 2017 to undertake research into the influence and effect of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Fernanda Pirie. In her research, she will consider how corporations have responded to transparency measures outlined by the Act. Lisa is a Research Assistant in Business and Human Rights at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and winner of the Busuttil Domus Prize 2018.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Lisa was an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London specialising in commercial dispute resolution and corporate investigations. She is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand, and a Solicitor with Higher Rights in England and Wales.

Lisa holds a Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley as a recipient of the Spencer Mason Scholarship, and a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Law (Honours), from the University of Auckland.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher, University of Oxford


  • 2011 
    University of California, Berkeley, LLM