Dr Siew Fang Law joined Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE), Melbourne Graduate School of Education in early 2020. Her academic role contributes to the Centre’s awards and non-awards professional development programs, focusing on developing best practices for positive University-Industry-Community engagement, collaboration and partnerships.
Bringing to this role is her 20 years of academic experience and an interdisciplinary research backgrounds intersecting culture diversity, community development, peace psychology and conflict transformation. She also brings governance experiences as a former Council member at Victoria University, a member of High Risk Human Research Ethics Committee and a Board member of non-profits organisation Initiative of Change Australia.
She was the Academic Chair of the postgraduate programs in International Community Development at Victoria University for 10 years. Her participatory-approach to teaching and curriculum designs was acknowledged in the University's Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching citation.
Dr Law’s research in Peace Psychology is internationally recognised. She has been appointed as a Extraordinarius Professor of the University of South Africa and an Honourary Fellow of Western Sydney University. She is the Co-Chair of the International Network for Peace Psychology and the Editor of Springer Peace Psychology Book Series. Before joining the Universities, she has worked with UNDP and UNESCO in Southeast Asia. As experienced, registered, accredited mediator, she has mediated over 80 disputes. She reflects and publishes her research-teaching-praxis in various academic Journals.