Our people

Our people

Dean of Macquarie Law School 

Name and contact details Research interests
Professor Natalie Klein
Location: Building W3A, Room 626
Phone: (02) 9850 9931
Email: natalie.klein@mq.edu.au
International law, with a focus on law of the sea and international dispute settlement

Academic Staff

Name and Contact DetailsResearch Interests
Carolyn ADAMSPublic Law, with a focus on human rights and open government
Dr Shawkat ALAMInternational Law; International Environmental Law; International Trade and Sustainable Development

Dr Amy Barrow

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 522
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7810
  • Email: amy.barrow@mq.edu.au

The development and implementation of international law norms on women, peace and security.  Gender, violence and law in societies experiencing transition (focusing on Asian contexts including Myanmar and Nepal).  Equality laws and policies. Gender, sexuality, identity and the law.  International human rights law and policy. Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women. Law and society in Hong Kong.  Empirical research methods.  Socio-legal education.

  • 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
Dr Roy BAKERDefamation; Media Law; Journalism and the Law; Human Rights; Free Speech; Censorship; International Law; European Law; Law of Armed Conflict
Dr Carlos L. BERNAL-PULIDOConstitutional 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 CARRIGANCorporate Law; Labour Law
Dr Phil C.W. CHAN
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 615
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7074
  • Email: phil.chan@mq.edu.au
International Law; Public Law; Comparative Law; Chinese and Hong Kong Legal and Political Systems; Law, Governance and Development in East Asia and in Southeast Asia
Dr Shireen DAFT
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 541
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7022
  • Email: shireen.daft@mq.edu.au
Non-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


  • Position: Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 339
  • Phone: (02) 9850  7097
  • Email: 
Children's Rights; Children's Law; International Human Rights Law; Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Research Methodologies and Constitutional law.
Francesca DOMINELLOIndigenous Legal Issues; Cultural Studies and Law; Legal History; Social Justice within Constitutional and Family Law; State Apologies to Indigenous Peoples
Dr Kate GLEESONGovernance and regulation of bodies, sexuality and reproductive practice
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
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 Aline JAECKELInternational Environmental Law; Law of the Sea; Public International Law; Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Environmental Challenges
Dr Margaret R.L.L. KELLYConstitutional Law; Administrative law; The Nature of Governance; Australian Governance; The People; Common Law History and Constitutionalism; History and Law of the Monarchy; Constitutional History
Caitriona MCCABE Tort Law; Applied Legal Ethics; Succession Law
Associate Professor Therese MACDERMOTTLabour 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
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 521
  • Phone: (02) 9850 4276
  • Email: david.mullan@mq.edu.au
Corporate and Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Debt and Equity Fundraising; International Investment; Regulation and Legal Governance; Financial Markets; Property Law
Dr Vijaya NAGARAJANEconomic regulation in practice, specifically focused on the regulation of business by Competition and Corporate Law; and Spatiality of Law
Associate Professor Archana PARASHARContemporary Legal Theory, with a particular focus on Social Justice; Legal Pluralism; Legal Education; Discrimination Law; Family Law


  • Position: Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 441
  • Phone: (02) 9850 7070
  • Email: judith.preston@mq.eduau
Professor Peter RADANContracts; 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
Associate Professor Niloufer SELVADURAITelecommunications Law, Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law and E-commerce Law

Teresa Somes

  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 539
  • Phone: (02) 9850 8841
  • Email: teresa.somes@mq.edu.au
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
Associate 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
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, Room 523
  • Phone: (02) 9850 6545
  • Email: sonya.willis@mq.edu.au
Civil Procedure, with a particular focus on Case Management; Evidence

Professional Staff

Name Contact
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: Dean's Assistant/Department Administrator
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

Honorary Appointments

Emeritus Professors

Professor Tony Blackshield AO


Professor Bruce Kercher


Professor Zada Lipman


Honorary Professors

Professor Tianbao Qinfxyqtb@whu.edu.cn
Dr Alexander Zaharalexander.zahar@mq.edu.au

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Mr Gill Boehringer


Adjunct Professors

Mr Stuart Clark

In Memorium

Name Research Interests  
Penelope WATSON
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Location: Building W3A, 
Torts, with specific interests in emerging torts and novel adaptations of old torts; Privacy; Educational Malpractice and School Law; School and Workplace Bullying; Medical/Health Law including Wrongful Life and Birth; Tobacco and Alcohol Litigation; Toxic Torts and Class Actions; Civil Actions and Remedies for Sexual Injury; Negligence; Causation
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