Dr Timothy ( Tim ) Connor
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Newcastle Law School
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Tim Connor's research focuses on the relationship between voluntary and state-sanctioned governance of employment rights. From 1995 until 2010 he worked for Oxfam Australia, coordinating research and advocacy regarding workers' rights in corporate supply chains. This work involved frequent trips to Indonesia, Thailand and other Asian countries to conduct field research and to consult with workers and local civil society groups.
In 2010 Tim was appointed as a lecturer at Newcastle Law School. He teaches Employment Law, Finance Law, Company Law and Law of Business Organisations. He is currently one of the chief investigators on an Australian Research Council linkage project investigating the effectiveness of the redress mechanisms available when transnational corporations are involved in human rights violations.
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 2008
- Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales, 1994
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, 1991
- Codes of Conduct
- Corporate Accountability
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- International Labour Law
TIm's expertise is in labour rights and corporate social accountability. In 2008 he completed a PhD which investigated whether corporate codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives are enhancing respect for labour rights in the supply chains of major transnational corporations. This research focused on the global sportswear industry, and in particular on the two largest global sportswear companies: Nike and Adidas. Tim has written a number of public reports on working conditions in this industry. He has also helped to facilitate a number of dialogue processes between companies, trade unions and non-governmental organisation regarding strategies for improving respect for workers' rights.
Between 2011 and 2014 Tim will be one of five chief investigators working on an ARC Linkage Project. This project involves investigating the effectiveness of the redress mechanisms available to vulnerable workers and communities when their human rights are violated as a result of transnational business activity (see http://corporateaccountabilityresearch.net/our-projects/evaluating-redress-mechanisms-project/ ).
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Recognition for excellence in teaching
Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for Law Teaching in 2011
Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Recognition for excellence in teaching.
Award for an outstanding presentation (postgraduate)
Institute of Australian Geographers (Australia)
Recognition for quality conference paper at an Australian academic conference - Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Best human rights paper at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Human Rights Committee of the Association of American Geographers (United States)
Recognition for paper delivered at international conference.
Phillips Fox Scholarship in Law
DLA Phillips Fox (Australia)
Academic merit in the study of law at the University of New South Wales.
Ronald Henderson Postgraduate Scholarship in Social Economics
Ronald Henderson Research Foundation (Australia)
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
PhD Research Scholarship
Tim teaches Company Law and Employment Law to students undertaking the Bachelor of Laws and Law of Business Organisations and Finance Law to students undertaking Bachelor degrees in Business and Commerce. The quality of his teaching was recently recognised by the University when he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2012.
- Employment law
- Finance law
- Company law/Law of business organisations