Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, expert in corporate accountability, RMIT University

Dr Marshall is a cross-disciplinary scholar with degrees in law, political science, and regulatory and development studies. Her research has informed labour law reform in several countries and the policies of the International Labour Organisation regarding informal, precarious workers, and she was a co-founder of the Network on Corporate Accountability of Australia.

Dr Marshall has been the principal investigator and co-coordinator of three large, multi-country grants. In 2016, she and her team published 19 reports on access to remedy when communities and workers experience human rights breaches at the hands of transnational business. Her publications on Business and Human Rights include: Fair Trade and Corporate Accountability: Experiments in Globalising Social Justice (Ashgate, 2010) and New Visions for Market Governance: Crisis and Renewal (Routledge, 2012), and is co-author of Law, Corporate Governance and the Management of Labour: A Study of Australian Regulatory Style and Business Practice (Ashgate 2011). She has also written numerous journal articles on similar topics including 'Corporate Social Responsibility and the Management of Labour in Two Australian Mining Industry Companies' in the Journal of Corporate Law Studies and ‘Shareholder Primacy and Director’s Duties: An Australian Perspective’ in Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Dr Marshall earned her PhD in 2015 from ANU for her research into insights from regulatory theory for transnational labour regulation. In addition, she holds a Masters in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr Marshall was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship in 2017 and is based in the Graduate School of Business and Law.


  • 2017–present
    Senior research fellow, RMIT University


  • 2015 
    Australian National University , Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2004 
    London School of Economics and Politics Science, Masters of Science in Development Studies
  • 1998 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • 1998 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Labour Law (180118)
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)