Susan Bird received honours in both Arts and Law, and has completed a PhD in Law. She has extensive teaching experience, beginning in 2002 with Learning and Communication Behaviour at Swinburne University. She has taught in more than seven subjects since, including Legal Research Methods, Commercial Law and Law and Land.
Susan is an active participant in the research community. She enjoys sharing her ideas, through publications and regular appearances at conferences both in Australia and internationally. While a doctoral candidate, Susan represented the student body in a number of fora, including the Victoria University Postgraduate Research Committee, Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations and as an executive member of the Victoria University student union. In 2005 and 2006 she worked as a volunteer at the Family Law Assistance Program in Melbourne and in 2009 she held an internship with Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation in Western Australia through the Aurora Project.
Susan’s research interests lie in legal philosophy, Indigenous peoples and the law, multiculturalism and the regulation of urban public spaces – particularly in Melbourne, her home town.