• Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


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I joined Bond University in November 2010, having spent four years at the University of New South Wales as a sessional lecturer (teaching Advanced Legal Research and selected components of International Trade Law). My PhD thesis (completed in 2011) focussed on conducting a comprehensive analysis of international trade policy on global textiles and clothing trade.

I have a background in corporate law practice and I am primarily interested in international trade, business and investment law and policy. I am particularly interested in exploring the impact of globalisation on the trade policies of developing countries, and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

I have authored two monographs: 'Global Textiles and Clothing Trade' (published 2012, Kluwer Law International) and 'Export Restrictions and Export Controls: From WTO to the Realm of Global Security' (published 2023, Edward Elgar). I have served as the lead editor of the edited volume entitled 'Globalisation in Transition: Human and Economic Perspectives' (published 2023, Springer). I have also served as Editor of Bond Law Review from 2014-2018.   

My past research has looked at use of trade remedies such as safeguards, anti-dumping measures and GATT Article XX exceptions. Under international investment law and international economic law in general, I have looked at the evolving private labour standards, inclusive and exclusive structuring of BRICS trade and investment relations, definition of 'national interest' under Australian investment laws and investment in renewable energy sector in Pakistan.  

My current research direction is exploring the use of export restrictions and controls in international trade, especially the from a developmental perspective. I have a wide ranging scope of research in the field of international trade, business and investment laws.

Statement for HDR students

I am happy to consider a wide variety of research proposals for higher degree research in international trade, business and investment laws (excluding international intellectual property and international tax laws).

Interested HDR applicants must demonstrate the possible policy impact of their research in their proposals. I am particularly interested in supervising research focusing on trade-related aspects of developing countries and LDCs.

Please submit a detailed proposal, with brief methodology, on your proposed area of research (1500-2000 words).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Post-Quota Directions of Global Textiles and Clothing Trade – A Legal and Policy Analysis, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 15 Mar 2011

Law, LLM, Corporate and Commercial Law, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 18 Oct 2004

Law, LLB (Hons), University of London

Award Date: 15 Aug 2001


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