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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Rebecca is a Lecturer in the Law School who teaches Corporations Law and Professional and Ethical Practice. She is currently serving as Director of the Juris Doctor. Rebecca's research interests lie in the fields of corporate fraud, corporate governance, corporate responsibility and civil remedies. She is currently undertaking doctoral research into corporate culture.  Rebecca holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts (both with Honours) from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Education from UWA. Prior to joining the University of Western Australia Rebecca worked in commercial practice and has advised on general corporate matters (including directors' duties), corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions and large-scale commercial litigation.

Roles and responsibilities

Director, Juris Doctor

Rebecca is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Victoria, Western Australia and the High Court of Australia

Funding overview

Monash University Study Abroad Major Scholarship 1998
Monash University Study Abroad Minor Bursary 1997

Previous positions

* Visiting Researcher, Universita degli Studenti di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy 2011
* Faculty of Law, Murdoch University
* Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst), Perth
* Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens), Melbourne
* Legal Practitioners' Complaints Committee WA

Teaching overview

Unit Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor for Corporations Law (LAWS5104) and Professional and Ethical Practice (LAWS5108).
Previous teaching includes Equity and Trusts, Remedies, and Legal Practice and Transactions.


Research interest areas: corporate fraud, corporate accountability, corporate governance, corporate responsibility, regulation of multi-national corporations, civil remedies.
Rebecca is currently undertaking doctoral study into corporate culture, focusing on lessons on corporate culture from civil penalties jurisprudence and recent Crown Casino Royal Commissions.  
Her Honours thesis was completed with a Monash University Major Grant (Study Abroad), on the topic of 'L’interprétation juridique des lois anti-Sémites de Vichy' (French judicial interpretation of anti-Semitic Vichy laws).


English (native)
Italian (written and spoken)
French (written and spoken)

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, BA(Hons)/LLB(Hons), Monash University (Australia)

Education, Grad Dip Ed, The University of Western Australia

Research expertise keywords

  • Corporate culture
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Corporations law
  • Legal drafting
  • Company law
  • Governance of multi-national corporations
  • Business and human rights
  • Civil remedies
  • Corporate fraud


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