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Tamsin Phillipa Paige

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University

Tamsin Phillipa Paige is a Senior Lecturer with Deakin Law School and periodically consults for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in relation to Maritime Crime. Her work is interdisciplinary in nature, using qualitative sociological methods to analyse international law. She also does law and literature research using popular fiction to understand social perceptions of the law. Her work has examined (among other things) Somali piracy, UN Security Council decision making, and conflict based sexual violence. In a former life, she was a French trained, fine dining pâtissier.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral fellow, UNSW Canberra @ ADFA


  • 2017 
    University of Adelaide, PhD
  • 2013 
    Australian National University, Master of Philosophy (Law)
  • 2011 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor of Laws


  • 2019
    Petulant and Contrary: Approaches by the Permanent Five Members of the UN Security Council to the Concept of 'threat to the peace' under Article 39 of the UN Charter, Brill
  • 2017
    The Impact and Effectiveness of UNCLOS on Counter-Piracy Operations, Journal of Conflict and Security Law
  • 2016
    How Building Prisons in Somalia promoted the Rule of Law throughout East Africa, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law Global Rule of Law Exchange Papers
  • 2016
    The Role of Information Sharing in Counter Piracy in the Horn of Africa Region (with Rob McLaughlin), Journal of International Law and International Relations
  • 2013
    Piracy and Universal Jurisdiction, Macquarie Law Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Endeavour Award
    Funding Source:
    Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of International Law