Our people

Our people


Acting Dean

Professor Ben Schreer

Ben Schreer is currently Acting Dean of Macquarie Law School and Head of Department of Security Studies and Criminology. Ben's areas of expertise include strategic and military trends in the Asia-Pacific, Australian strategic and defence policy, US strategic policy in Asia, Regional strategic responses to China's rise, Japanese defence policy, European responses to China's rise.

Academic Staff

Name and Contact Details Research Interests
Carolyn ADAMS Public Law, with a focus on human rights and open government
Professor Shawkat ALAM International Law; International Environmental Law; International Trade and Sustainable Development
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 509
  • Phone: (02) 9850 6928
  • Email: roy.baker@mq.edu.au
Defamation; Media Law; Journalism and the Law; Human Rights; Free Speech; Censorship; International Law; European Law; Law of Armed Conflict


International law on Women, Peace and Security; Gender, Violence and Law in Societies in transition; Equality laws and policies; International Human Rights Law and Policy; Law and Society in Hong Kong; Qualitative Research

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 507
  • Phone: (02) 9850 4237
  • Email: lise.barry@mq.edu.au
Legal Ethics; Capacity; Substitute Decision Making; Elder Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Juvenile Justice; Restorative Justice; Human Rights


  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 607
  • Phone: (02) 9850 6546
  • Email: zara.bending@mq.edu.au
Dr Carlos L. BERNAL-PULIDO Constitutional Comparative Law; Jurisprudence; Torts
Dr Andrew BURKE
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 514
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7090
  • Email: andrew.burke@mq.edu.au
Environmental and Criminal Law fields, with a focus upon their intersection: Environmental Crime
Dr Frank CARRIGAN Corporate Law; Labour Law
Dr Shireen DAFT Non-State Actors and International Law; The Intersections of International Criminal Law; Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Dr Kirsten DAVIES Environmental Law and Policy; Customary Law; Human Rights and Climate Change; and Community Engagement
Dr Holly DOEL-MACKAWAYChildren's Rights; Children's Law; International Human Rights Law; Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Research Methodologies and Constitutional law
Francesca DOMINELLO Indigenous Legal Issues; Cultural Studies and Law; Legal History; Social Justice within Constitutional and Family Law; State Apologies to Indigenous Peoples
Dr Daniel GHEZELBASH Domestic, International, Regional and Comparative Refugee Law; Domestic and Comparative Immigration Law; Administrative Law; Comparative Law; Legal Transfers/Transplants; International Human Rights Law
Dr Kate GLEESON Governance and Regulation of Bodies, Sexuality and Reproductive Practice
Paul GOVIND Climate Change Law; Human Rights and the Environment; Environmental Finance and Disaster Risk Management through Environmental Law and Policy, with a particular focus on the relationship between Environmental Sustainability, Development and the Reduction of Poverty
Dr Joel HARRISON Law and Religion; Human Rights; Comparative Human Rights; Constitutional Law; Post-Secular Theory
Professor Muhammad Rafiqul ISLAM International Trade Law; Law of the World Trade Organization (WTO); International Economic Law; International Law of Foreign Investment; Law of International Economic Institutions; International Commercial Law; International Commercial Arbitration; Public International Law; International Human Rights Law; Law of International Organizations
Dr Aline JAECKEL International Environmental Law; Law of the Sea; Public International Law; Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Environmental Challenges
Dr Margaret R.L.L. KELLY Constitutional Law; Administrative law; The Nature of Governance; Australian Governance; The People; Common Law History and Constitutionalism; History and Law of the Monarchy; Constitutional History
Public International Law, particularly international dispute resolution, Law of the Sea, International Humanitarian Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Disputes
Caitriona MCCABE
Succession Law
Associate Professor Therese MACDERMOTT Labour Law; Labour Mobility; Anti-Discrimination Law; Dispute Resolution; Gender Equality and Human Rights; Workplace Gender Equality
Professor Denise MEYERSON Theoretical and Comparative Human Rights; Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutionalism; Jurisprudence
Dr David MULLAN Corporate and Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Debt and Equity Fundraising; International Investment; Regulation and Legal Governance; Financial Markets; Property Law

Professor Vijaya NAGARAJAN

Corporate Governance; Sustainability; Corporate Responsibility; Competition Law and Policy; Gender Equality
Associate Professor Archana PARASHAR Contemporary Legal Theory, with a particular focus on Social Justice; Legal Pluralism; Legal Education; Discrimination Law; Family Law
Professor Peter RADAN Contracts; Equity & Trusts; Real Property; Secession/Self-Determination
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 518
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7906
  • Email: debra.ronan@mq.edu.au
Conveyancing Law
Associate Professor Niloufer SELVADURAI Telecommunications Law, Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law and E-commerce Law

Teresa SOMES

George F. TOMOSSY Health Law and Bioethics; Research Ethics and Regulation; Globalisation and Public Health; Elder Law; Tort Law; Legal Governance; Capacity Building in Developing Countries; Health, Human Rights and the Environment
Ilija VICKOVICH Evidence; Civil and Criminal Procedure; Contract Law and Theory; Law of Work; Labour Law; Commercial Law; Consumer Law; Competition Law; Corporations Law; Equity and Trusts; Dispute Resolution; Legal History; Law of Church and State; Law and Society; Legal Education; Legal Publishing
Associate Professor Malcolm VOYCE Property Law and Succession concerning the privatisation of public property; Geographical Indications; Intellectual Property Rights; Social Welfare; Family Farm Inheritance; Law and Religion, particularly relating to Buddhism and Islam
Sonya WILLIS Civil Procedure, with a particular focus on Case Management; Evidence

Professional Staff

 Ms Debbie Loo
Title: Senior Department Administrator
Location: Building W3A, Room 533
Phone: (02) 9850 4218
Email: debbie.loo@mq.edu.au
 Ms Eleanor McGhee
Title: Department Administrator
and Executive Assistant to the Dean
Location: Building W3A, Room 530
Phone: (02) 9850 7096
Email: eleanor.mcghee@mq.edu.au
 Ms Chindy Praseuthsouk
Title: Department Administrator
Location: Building W3A, Room 531
Phone: (02) 9850 7098
Email: chindy.praseuthsouk@mq.edu.au

In Memoriam

Penelope Watson

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