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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 now a Professor at the Monash University Faculty of Law, specialising in international human rights law generally, with a particular focus on children's rights and the rights of LGBTI people. My recent publications include the 3-volume collection Worldwide Perspectives on LGB People

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  • 2016–present
    Professor, Monash University
  • 2012–2015
    Associate professor, Monash University
  • 2005–2014
    Senior lecturer, 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)