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Professor of Human Rights Law, Monash University

I worked as a lawyer for 20 years before moving into academia, including 5 years in London and 5 years in California. I am Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and a Professor at the Monash University Faculty of Law. I specialise in international human rights law generally, with a particular focus on children's rights and LGBTI rights. For further details go to


  • 2016–present
    Professor, Monash University
  • 2012–2015
    Associate professor, Monash University
  • 2000–2004
    Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 1997–1999
    Partner, Maddocks, solicitors
  • 1995–1997
    Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, solicitors
  • 1991–1994
    Associate, Hunt Ortmann Attorneys, Los Angeles, California
  • 1987–1990
    Solicitor, Baker & Mckenzie, solicitors, London


  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Law)
  • 2002 
    Monash University, LLM (Public International and Comparative Law)
  • 1991 
    King's College, London, M.Sc (Construction Law) {Distinction}
  • 1986 
    Queensland University of Technology, LLB

Research Areas

  • Human Rights Law (180114)


2011 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2011 Inductee Victorian Women’s Honour Roll, 1997 Victorian Law Institute Journal Writers Award, 1996 Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year (Private Sector over 100 Employees).