The University of Newcastle, Australia

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

Associate Professor Lee Aitken

Associate Professor
Newcastle Law School

Dr Glen Anderson

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Professor John Anderson

Professor
Newcastle Law School

Ms Ann Apps

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Elena Aydos

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Ms Sarah Breusch

Legal Practitioner/Casual Academic
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Professor Laurence Boulle

Belle Wiese Chair of Legal Ethics
Newcastle Law School

Ms Sher Campbell

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Tim Connor

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Associate Professor Neil Foster

Associate Professor
Newcastle Law School

Ms Christie Gardiner

Associate Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Marie Hadley

Associate Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Ms Dani Larkin

Associate 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
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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

Dr Nicola Ross

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr Eliezer Sanchez-Lasaballett

Education Focused Academic
Newcastle Law School

Dr Kevin Sobel-Read

Deputy Head of School
Newcastle Law School

Professor Tania Sourdin

Head of School & Dean
Newcastle Law School

Ms Jacqueline Svenson

Legal Practitioner
Newcastle Law School

Dr David Tomkins

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

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Professor Lisa Toohey

Professor and Assistant Dean Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Newcastle Law School

Mr Joseph Wenta

Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Dr John Woodward

Associate Lecturer
Newcastle Law School

Professional Staff

Ms Rachel Brien

School Executive Officer
Newcastle Law School

Ms Ingrid Barnes

Placement Officer
Newcastle Law School

Mrs Mellissa Coad

Executive Assistant
UON Global

Mrs Donna Jamieson

Administrative Assistant
Newcastle Law School

Casual Teaching Staff

Miss Debra Allan

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Dr Mirella Atherton

Casual Lecturer/Casual Newstep Teacher/Casual Academic
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Ms Sarah Breusch

Legal Practitioner/Casual Academic
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Dr Kate Davies

Lecturer/Casual Senior Research Assistant/Casual Academic
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Professor Cristiane Derani

Visiting Academic/Casual Academic
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Dr Mark Gauntlett

Lecturer/Casual Academic
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Mr Egbert Groen

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mrs Julie Hughes

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Hasanthi Kingsley

Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic
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Mrs Kylie Maso

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Mr Daniel Matas

Legal Practitioner/Casual Academic
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Miss Jacqueline Meredith

Associate Lecturer/Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant
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Ms Sara Rayment

Conjoint Associate Professor/Casual Academic
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Miss Rhanee Rego

Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant
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Ms Jacqueline Sales

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Dr Eliezer Sanchez-Lasaballett

Education Focused Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Lynette Stoker

Conjoint Lecturer/Casual Academic/Casual Research Assistant/Casual Academic/Casual Academic
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Mrs Cheryl Sykes

Casual Academic
Newcastle Law School

Ms Ruth Talbot-Stokes

Senior Research Librarian/Casual Academic
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Conjoints

Conjoint Professor Richard Anicich

Conjoint 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

Conjoint Associate Professor
Newcastle Law 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.

Professor Fred Ellinghaus

Conjoint Professor
Newcastle Law School

Fred Ellinghaus was educated at the University of Melbourne and at Yale University. He has taught, researched and published mainly in the area of contract law. He is co-author (with N C Seddon) of Cheshire and Fifoot's Contract Law, 7th Australian edition (1997), 8th Australian edition (2002), and 9th Australian edition (2008). He is also co-author (with E W Wright) of An Australian Contract Code (Law Reform Commission of Victoria,1992), and of Models of Contract Law (Federation Press, 2005).

Conjoint Professor Michael Kirby

Conjoint 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).