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 DetailsResearch Interests
Carolyn ADAMSPublic Law, with a focus on human rights and open government
Professor Shawkat ALAMInternational Law; International Environmental Law; International Trade and Sustainable Development
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Location: 6 First Walk, 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

Competition law; Antitrust Law; International Trade Law; EU law.

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Location: 6 First Walk, Room 522
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7810
  • Email: amy.barrow@mq.edu.au

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: 6 First Walk, 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
Dr Carlos L. BERNAL-PULIDOConstitutional Comparative Law; Jurisprudence; Torts
Dr Andrew BURKE
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: 6 First Walk, Room 622
  • 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 CARRIGANCorporate Law; Labour Law
Dr Shireen DAFTNon-State Actors and International Law; The Intersections of International Criminal Law; Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Dr Kirsten DAVIESEnvironmental 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
Dr Francesca DOMINELLOIndigenous Legal Issues; Cultural Studies and Law; Legal History; Social Justice within Constitutional and Family Law; State Apologies to Indigenous Peoples
Dr Daniel GHEZELBASHDomestic, International, Regional and Comparative Refugee Law; Domestic and Comparative Immigration Law; Administrative Law; Comparative Law; Legal Transfers/Transplants; International Human Rights Law
Dr Kate GLEESONGovernance and Regulation of Bodies, Sexuality and Reproductive Practice
Dr Doron GOLDBARSHTDomestic, international, regional and comparative anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations; domestic compliance with international organisations’ binding and non-binding norms; and administrative and global administrative law.
Paul GOVINDClimate 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 HARRISONLaw and Religion; Human Rights; Comparative Human Rights; Constitutional Law; Post-Secular Theory
Professor Muhammad Rafiqul ISLAMInternational 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 Henry KHA
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Location: 6 First Walk, Room 523
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7060
  • Email: henry.kha@mq.edu.au

Family law; contract law; legal history; law and literature.

Succession Law; Tort Law; Remedies; Jurisprudence; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Commercial Arbitration; Legal Ethics; Corporate Social Responsibility; Corporations Law; Gender Equity; Legal Education

Associate Professor Therese MACDERMOTT
Labour Law; Labour Mobility; Anti-Discrimination Law; Dispute Resolution; Gender Equality and Human Rights; Workplace Gender Equality
Professor Denise MEYERSONTheoretical and Comparative Human Rights; Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutionalism; Jurisprudence
Professor Vijaya NAGARAJANCorporate Governance; Sustainability; Corporate Responsibility; Competition Law and Policy; Gender Equality
Associate Professor Archana PARASHARContemporary Legal Theory, with a particular focus on Social Justice; Legal Pluralism; Legal Education; Discrimination Law; Family Law

Australian federal constitutional law; Comparative constitutional law (theory and method); American constitutional law

  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: 6 First Walk, Room 518
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7906
  • Email: debra.ronan@mq.edu.au
Conveyancing Law
Professor Peter RADANContracts; Equity & Trusts; Real Property; Secession/Self-Determination
Associate Professor Niloufer SELVADURAITelecommunications Law, Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law and E-commerce Law
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: 6 First Walk, Room 539
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8841
  • Email: teresa.somes@mq.edu.au
Equity and Trusts, Property Law, Remedies, Elder Law, Vulnerable People and the Law.
George F. TOMOSSYHealth 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 VICKOVICHEvidence; 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
Professor Malcolm VOYCEProperty 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
Dr Sonya WILLISCivil Procedure, with a particular focus on Case Management; Evidence

Professional Staff

 Ms Debbie Loo
Title: Senior Department Administrator
Location: 6 First Walk, 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: 6 First Walk, Room 530
Phone: (02) 9850 7096
Email: eleanor.mcghee@mq.edu.au
 Ms Chindy Praseuthsouk
Title: Department Administrator
Location: 6 First Walk, Room 531
Phone: (02) 9850 7098
Email: chindy.praseuthsouk@mq.edu.au

In Memoriam

Penelope Watson

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