Our people

Newcastle Law School staff are recognised as leading academics in their fields of expertise  .

Our academics deliver intellectually challenging and stimulating courses that provide our students with both theoretical and practical knowledge. Our School culture ensures that academics get to know our students well and support them both in their learning and in their career aspirations

Our advisory board brings together the specialist knowledge and legal professional practice expertise of a highly skilled and diverse group, including members of the judiciary, lawyers from local and global law firms, members of community legal centres, lawyers from government agencies, members of the Newcastle Bar Association, and sole practitioners.

Academic Staff

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Dr Glen Anderson

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Professor John Anderson

Professor
Newcastle Law School

Ms Ann Apps

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Mr Hugh Arjonilla

Lecturer/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Dr Mirella Atherton

Lecturer/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Dr Elena Aydos

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Ms Sarah Breusch

Legal Practitioner
Newcastle Law School

Professor Laurence Boulle

Belle Wiese Chair of Legal Ethics
Newcastle Law School

Ms Sher Campbell

Honorary Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Tim Connor

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Professor Jane Goodman-Delahunty

Professor
Newcastle Law School

Associate Professor Neil Foster

Associate Professor
Newcastle Law School

Ms Christie Gardiner

Associate Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Marie Hadley

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Bin Li

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Associate Professor Amy Maguire

Associate Professor
Newcastle Law School

Mr Daniel Matas

Legal Practitioner/Casual Academic/Casual Academic
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Mr Shaun McCarthy

Director
Newcastle Law School

Dr Kcasey McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Donna McNamara

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Ms Lisa Molloy

Legal Practitioner
Newcastle Law School

Dr Nicola Ross

Honorary Associate Professor
Newcastle Law School

Dr Eliezer Sanchez-Lasaballett

Education Focused Academic
Newcastle Law School

Dr Kevin Sobel-Read

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Professor Tania Sourdin

Dean and Head of School
Newcastle Law School

Ms Jacqueline Svenson

Legal Practitioner
Newcastle Law School

Dr David Tomkins

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Mr Dan Toohey

Legal Practitioner/Clinical Advisor
Newcastle Law School

Professor Lisa Toohey

Professor
Newcastle Law School

Dr Joseph Wenta

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Mr Samuel Woldemariam

Lecturer/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Professional Staff

Ms Rachel Brien

School Executive Officer
Newcastle Law School

Ms Ingrid Barnes

Placement Officer
Newcastle Law School

Mrs Donna Jamieson

Administrative Assistant
Newcastle Law School

Mrs Mellissa Coad

Administrative Assistant
Newcastle Law School

Casual Teaching Staff

Dr Alysoun Boyle

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Samuel Bright

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Tony Brown

Conjoint Fellow/Casual Academic
School of Medicine and Public Health|Newcastle Law School

Ms Bethany Butchers

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Belinda Charlton

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Sushmita Choudhury

Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Miss Kate Davidson

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Dr Winnie Ma

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Amy Elton

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Amy Farrugia

Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|School of Humanities and Social Science

Miss Ellen Ferris

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Taylah Gray

Casual Lecturer/Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic
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Mr Blake Grierson

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Egbert Groen

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Mohammad Islam

Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Mr Michael Jessup

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Briony Johnston

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Saskia Jones

Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant
School of Humanities and Social Science|Newcastle Law School

Ms Hasanthi Kingsley

Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Mr Andrew Knight

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Rose Laffan

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Ashleigh Lindsay-Brown

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Alexander Madafiglio

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Elizabeth McDonald

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mrs Dana McMullen

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Jacqueline Meredith

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Nik Orr

Casual Academic/Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant/Casual Research Assistant
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Ms Madeline Muddle

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Virginia Newell

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Suz O'Toole

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Mark Peters

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Rhanee Rego

Casual Academic/Casual Project Officer/Legal Practitioner
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Ms Astrid Reidy

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Indigo Ryan

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Jackie Sales

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Jacqueline Sales

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Dr Eliezer Sanchez-Lasaballett

Education Focused Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Asheek Shimul

Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant
School of Psychological Sciences|Newcastle Law School

Ms Kate Slowey

Casual Research Assistant/Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Mr Rod Smith

Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Miss Nichola Stodart

Casual Project Officer/Legal Practitioner/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

Mrs Sabrina Syed

Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic
School of Education|School of Education|Newcastle Law School|School of Humanities and Social Science

Mrs Cheryl Sykes

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Katie Thompson

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Lucy Urach

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mrs Felicity Wardhaugh

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Miss Hannah Williams

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Dr Namira Williams

Casual Academic/Casual Academic/Casual Web Learn Tutor Nursing & Midwifery/Casual Research Assistant
School of Nursing and Midwifery|School of Humanities and Social Science|School of Nursing and Midwifery|Newcastle Law School

Conjoints

Conjoint Professor Richard Anicich

Honorary Professor
Newcastle Law School

Conjoint Professor Richard Henry Anicich is interested in commercial litigation, projects & Infrastructure, insolvency and restructuring law. In 2017 Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory acknowledged Anicich as a leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & Systems) and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from University of New South Wales. Anicich is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a public notary and an accredited mediator. In 2018 for services to the Hunter, development of business, medical and legal research he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). He is currently Chair of the AICD Hunter Committee and a Director of the Hunter Business Chamber (the president between 2011-2014). Anicich also is a Non-Executive Director of Rural and Remote Medical Services Limited and Hunter Primary Care Ltd.

Associate Professor Avi Brisman

Honorary Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School

Associate Professor Brisman’s research interests include the anthropology of law, critical criminology, cultural criminology, and green criminology. Within the area of green criminology, Associate Professor Brisman has written extensively on environmental rights, linkages between armed conflict and environmental degradation, representations of environmental crime and harm in film and literature, and individual and collective resistance to environmental crime and harm.

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Conjoint Professor Michael Kirby

Honorary Professor
Newcastle Law School

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG is an international jurist, educator and former judge. He served as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (1975-83); Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84); Judge of the Federal Court of Australia (1983-4); President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (1984-96); President of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands (1995-96) and Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).

Dr John Woodward

Conjoint Lecturer/Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School|Newcastle Law School

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.