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Director, University of Newcastle Legal Centre, University of Newcastle

Shaun is the Director of University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC) and Program Convenor of the Practical Legal Training Program at the University of Newcastle. He provides clinical supervision to law students at the UNLC and teaches into the Law School's Practice Program, Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees. Shaun has acted in multiple high profile public interest cases at the UNLC including the police shooting of Roni Levi, inquiry into the detention of Cornelia Rau and the Kathleen Folbigg case. He conducts high profile public interest casework in anti-discrimination law and intensive research into asylum protection cases. He has been involved in the UNLC flagship clinic 'Law on the Beach' at Newcastle Beach since its inception in 2004. Shaun has developed an app titled Know the Law specifically designed for international students about the law in Australia. He is an investigator in a National Health and Medical Research Foundation grant titled Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records - Charting the Course for Successful Healthcare Transitions in Young Adults with Communication Disabilities. Shaun is involved in the delivery of Planning Ahead seminars to community groups and undertaking research regarding how people respond to such information in dealing with their legal affairs and client capacity. He is also undertaking research regarding how lawyers deal with elder financial abuse and whether screening tools could assist in combating such exploitation. Shaun has recently co-hosted a Symposium with the Hunter New England Local Health District on Capacity Assessment.