My research interest is primarily in the area of competition law and policy, particularly merger law. I have also researched and written in the area of contract and consumer law. Consistent with this research focus she I have developed and maintain the following two websites:

Australian Competition Law Australian Contract Law

Publication record

For a full list of publications see separate publications page.

Summary of research program and collaborations

Research publications

For a full list of publications see publications page.


IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre (Co-Director)
2016 - 2017
'The IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre conducts multidisciplinary research on small and medium size private businesses and not-for-profit enterprises. Focusing on bringing together practitioner insights with world-class research, we provide informed comment for substantive policy development. '
Link to research centre

Academic Study Leave (sabbatical)

Centre for Competition Policy, Norwich (University of East Anglia)
14 November 2016 - 3 March 2017
Visitor, researching competition law and economics

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (University of London)
November 2012 - March 2013
Visiting Fellow, researching international and comparative merger law and regulation

Melbourne Law School
5 - 23 November 2012; 11 March - 4 May 2013
Visitor, Melbourne Law School (Competition Law and Economics Network), researching international merger law and regulation

Conferences and seminars

Conference papers and seminars include:

  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 27 February 2013 ('The Challenge of International Merger Regulation')
  • University of Queensland Law Research Seminar Series , Brisbane, 7 September 2012 ('International and comparative merger law; is there a need for greater convergence?')
  • 28th International Symposium on Economic Crime 2010, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, 9 September 2010 (‘The increasing criminalization of economic law – a competition law perspective’)
  • Geelong Law Association, CLE seminar, 30 October 2009 (‘Trade Practices Update’)
  • Deakin University Faculty of Business and Law, Business Breakfast, Geelong, 15 October 2008 (‘Trade Practices Update’)
  • Australasian Law Teachers' Association Annual Conference 2003, Novotel Hotel, Brisbane, 7 July 2003 (‘Proposed Changes to Merger Regulation in Australia’)