Dr Melissa Pocock holds a PhD in law from Griffith University. Her undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Griffith University. Since 2011, Melissa has taught in the Real Estate and Property Development major and is also on the leadership committee for the Griffith University Strata Title Conference.
Dr Pocock’s research, including her PhD, focusses on property rights and the intersection of those rights with community interests, particularly in relation to termination of community titles schemes. Dr Pocock’s more recent research has centred around the sharing economy and its impact on community titles scheme regulation, regulation of management rights contracts in strata schemes and information disclosure for the sale of strata lots.
Prior to entering academia, Melissa was a practicing lawyer working in two national top-tier law firms for 10 years. As a Senior Associate, Melissa supervised teams of solicitors on large-scale matters. She specialised predominantly in strata titled property development and property finance law.