Associate Professor and Director of the RMIT Business and Human Rights Centre, RMIT University

Associate Professor Shelley Marshall was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship in 2017, an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship in 2020, and is Director of the RMIT Business and Human Rights Centre (BHRIGHT). She was a co-founder of the Australian Network for Corporate Accountability.

Shelley is a cross-disciplinary scholar. She earned her PhD in 2015 from ANU for her research into insights from regulatory theory for transnational labour regulation. She holds a Masters in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as Law and Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne. Her research has informed labour law reform in several countries and the policies of the International Labour Organisation regarding informal, precarious workers.

Shelley has been the principal investigator and co-coordinator of three large, multi-country grants. Her most recent book is 'Living Wage' published by Oxford University Press in 2019.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Senior research fellow, RMIT University

Education

  • 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)
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