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Education CV


  • PhD Candidate, St John's College, University of Cambridge (2015-2018)
  • LLM (First Class Honours), Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2014)
  • BA / LLB (First Class Honours in Law), University of Melbourne (2010)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Benefactors' Scholarship, St John's College, PhD at University of Cambridge (2015-2018) (Honorary)
  • Cambridge Australia Poynton Scholarship, Cambridge Australia Trust, PhD at University of Cambridge (2015-2018)
  • Foundation Scholarship and Prize, Pembroke College, LLM at University of Cambridge (2014)
  • First in Class, Legal and Political Philosophy, LLM at University of Cambridge (2014)
  • Raynes Dickson Memorial Exhibition for Advanced Legal Research, LLB at University of Melbourne (2010)
  • Freehills Prize for Employment Law, LLB at University of Melbourne (2010)
  • Global Mobility Scholarship, LLB at University of Melbourne (2010)
  • First in Class, Evidence and Proof, LLB at University of Melbourne (Summer, 2008)

Teaching Experience

  • LLM Small Group Teaching, International Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, Michaelmas and Lent term for three academic years (2015-2018)
  • Law Teacher, Cambridge Immerse Program, Summer (2017)
  • Undergraduate Small Group Teaching, Public Law, Australian National University, Semester 1 (2015)
  • Marker, Undergraduate Torts Essays and Public Law Exams, Australian National University, Semester 1 (2015)
  • Facilitator, In-House Training for Commonwealth Public Servants on International Law, run by Office of International Law, Attorney-General's Department, Canberra (2015) 
  • Faculty Tutor, Administrative Law, University of Melbourne, Semester 1 (2010)

Research Experience

Employed as a research assistant on the following projects / publications:

  • Professor Andrew Mitchell and Professor Tania Voon, 'The Rule of Necessary Implication' (forthcoming) (2017).
  • Detention of Non-State Actors in Hostilities, University of Melbourne and University of Wollongong Joint Project (2010-2011)
  • Associate Professor Bruce Oswald et al, Documents on the Law of UN Peace Operations (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Associate Professor Bruce Oswald and Dr A. Bates, 'Privileges and Immunities of United Nations Police' (2010) 14 Journal of International Peacekeeping 375-402. 


  • Senior Legal Officer, Office of International Law, Attorney-General's Department, Canberra (2014-2015) (Retained as a consultant while I complete my PhD)
  • Senior Associate, Supreme Court of Victoria (2012-2013)
  • Law Graduate / Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn (2011-2012)

Volunteer Positions

  • Managing Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2017-2018)
  • Reviewer, Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2016-onwards)
  • Executive Committee Member, Cambridge Pro Bono Project (2013-2014)
  • President, International Law Association, Victorian Chapter (2013)
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Peninsula Community Legal Centre (2012-2013)


Fields of research

Public law and Public International Law, with a particular focus on Constitutional law, Administrative law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Refugee law and Humanitarian Law


Habeas Corpus and the Protection of Physical Liberty in Australia


Professor David Feldman

Start Date

Oct 2015

End date

Jun 2018