Dr Moulds has been undertaking research in the area of parliamentary scrutiny and deliberative law making for four years, including in the form of a PhD Thesis entitled The Rights-Protecting Role and Impact of Commonwealth Parliamentary Committees: The Case of Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Laws which was awarded a University Medal for Doctoral Research by the University of Adelaide in 2018. Dr Moulds has also published in a number of local and national law journals on the topic of parliamentary law making and rights protection, with a particular focus on the role of parliamentary committees. Before undertaking her PhD, Dr Moulds had an extensive career in law reform and legal policy, including seven years as a Director of Human Rights and Criminal Law Policy at the Law Council of Australia. Dr Moulds has also worked as a Senior Policy Officer at the South Australian Law Reform Institute and undertaken legal policy roles at the South Australian Attorney-General's Department and within the Commonwealth public service. At her role at the Institute, Dr Moulds was the lead author of four major law reform reports on LGBTIQ related discrimination. The Government response to these reports resulted in the enactment of significant rights-enhancing legislative provisions, and a bipartisan public apology to LGBTIQ South Australians. Dr Moulds is currently lecturing at the University of South Australia, including in the area of public law, constitutional law and legislation, and is a member of the Law Society of South Australia's Administrative Law and Human Rights Committees.


  • –present
    Lecturer of Law, University of South Australia


  • 2018 
    University of Adelaide, PhD Law