Nolan Sharkey

Winthrop Professor, UnivCertPsych Derby, BA BCom Murd., GradDipLegSt NE, GradDipLegPr ANU, MTax JD PhD NSW, CA

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Nolan Sharkey joined UWA in 2014 from UNSW. He has been a full time academic since 2002. He is also a Barrister and is a member of Francis Burt Chambers. Nolan’s research builds on his work in law, accounting and sociology to provide both technical and cross disciplinary perspectives on law, government and society with a particular focus on taxation and international taxation. He is a leading academic on international tax in Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is an appointed International Tax Expert for the United Nations, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP). He began his career as a tax practitioner in 1995 and has significant practical commercial experience. 

Funding overview

2012, ARC Linkage $240,000 – China Australia Cross Border tax Issues
2011, China fieldwork – Administrative Decision Making
2010, Double Tax Agreements in East Asia
2007, China Fieldwork – Tax Assessment Techniques
2005, Korea Institute of Public Finance Links

Previous positions

Nolan is a Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers in Perth.
Nolan is Visiting Professorial Fellow at UNSW.
Nolan was an editor of the eJournal of Taxation from 2010 to 2013.
ARC Grant Assessor

Teaching overview



Nolan's current research focuses current research focuses on issues of language and translation in international tax law, comparative trust law, conceptualising conscience and government & corruption in weak institutional environments.


Mandarin Chinese
Irish Gaelic

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • International Law/ Taxation
  • Chinese Tax
  • Chinese Law/ Chinese Politics
  • Law And Society
  • Equity


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