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Dr Mirella Atherton

Lecturer

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary

Biography

Mirella began teaching and researching at the University of Newcastle while embarking on her PhD. She then left the University of Newcastle to work for the Australian Government. Mirella calls on experience as a volunteer for the Criminal Justice Support Network who assist intellectually disabled people at police stations and at courts.

Mirella specialises in Banking and Finance Law. Her current projects in the College of Human and Social Futures are:

  • Responsible lending to vulnerable consumers
  • Compulsory income management for welfare recipients
  • Privacy of consumer data in the banking and finance industry
  • New futures for young offenders
  • Gambling with credit cards
  • Financial abuse
  • Financial hardship
  • Economic shock in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Within the Law School Mirella is the Program Convenor of the LLM. 



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University

Keywords

  • Banking and financial sector
  • Consumer protection
  • Data privacy
  • Dispute resolution
  • Vulnerability

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
480101 Banking, finance and securities law 80
480406 Law reform 10
480501 Access to justice 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2016 Excellence in Teaching and Learning
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
2015 Best Research Paper
ELFSC Research Committee

Invitations

Committee Member

Year Title / Rationale
2015 ELFSC Research Committee
Committee has the responsibility of providing oversight on the ELFSC research strategy.
2015 Human Research Ethics Committee
The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) operates in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (NHMRC).
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Sourdin T, Atherton M, 'Vulnerability and dispute resolution in the banking and finance sector', Social Business, 9 69-91 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1362/204440819x15504844628083
Co-authors Tania Sourdin
2020 Sourdin T, Atherton M, 'Treating Vulnerable Consumers 'Fairly'When They Make a Complaint About Banking or Finance in Australia', Bond Law Review, 32 1-33 (2020) [C1]
Co-authors Tania Sourdin

Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Atherton MA, 'Banking and Finance', Australasian Dispute Resolution, Thomson Reuters, Australia (2018)

Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Sourdin T, Atherton M, 'Treating Vulnerable Consumers 'Fairly'When They Make a Complaint About Banking or Finance in Australia', Bond Law Review, 32 1-33 (2020) [C1]
Co-authors Tania Sourdin
2019 Sourdin T, Atherton M, 'Vulnerability and dispute resolution in the banking and finance sector', Social Business, 9 69-91 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1362/204440819x15504844628083
Co-authors Tania Sourdin
2017 Atherton MA, Vazquez J, Shah M, Griffiths Z, Jackson B, Burgess C, 'Using learning analytics to assess student engagement and academic outcomes in open access enabling programmes', Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 32 119-136 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02680513.2017.1309646
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Catherine Burgess
2017 Atherton MA, 'A comparison of student confidence levels in open access and undergraduate university courses', Issues in Educational Research, 27 1-12 (2017) [C1]
2015 Atherton MA, 'Measuring confidence levels of male and female students in open access enabling courses', Issues in Educational Research, 25 81-98 (2015) [C1]
2014 Atherton MA, Bailey A, 'Assessing disadvantaged student confidence in learning: A case of enabling pathway programs.', Journal of Institutional Research (South East Asia), 12 41-53 (2014) [C1]
2002 Sakoff J, Ackland S, Baldwin ML, Atherton MA, McCluskey A, 'Anticancer activity and protein phosphatase 1 and 2A inhibition of a new generation of cantharidin analogues', Investigational New Drugs, 20 1-11 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 77Web of Science - 76
Co-authors Jennette Sakoff, Adam Mccluskey, Stephen Ackland
2002 McCluskey A, Atherton MA, Walkom CC, Bowyer M, Sim A, Young D, Sakoff J, 'The first two cantharidin analogues displaying PP1 selectivity', Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 12 391-393 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 44
Co-authors Jennette Sakoff, Cecilia Russell, Michael Bowyer, Adam Mccluskey
2000 McCluskey A, Atherton MA, Mudgee L, Sim A, Sakoff JA, Quinn R, 'Anhydride modified cantharidin analogues. Is ring opening important in the inhibition of protein phosphatase 2A?', European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 35 957-964 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 55Web of Science - 52
Co-authors Jennette Sakoff, Adam Mccluskey
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $5,000

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20221 grants / $5,000

New Start$5,000

Funding body: CHSF

Funding body CHSF
Scheme New Start
Role Lead
Funding Start 2022
Funding Finish 2022
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Projects

Documentary: In Loco Parentis 2020 -


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Dr Mirella Atherton

Positions

Lecturer
Law School
Newcastle Law School
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
Law School
Newcastle Law School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email mirella.atherton@newcastle.edu.au
Mobile 0416160921

Office

Room Level 5, NuSpace
Building NuSpace
Location Newcastle City

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