Dr Benedict Sheehy (Head of School)
Benedict is an Associate Professor in the School of Law and Justice. He is an expert in regulation, CSR and corporate law. He has had significant experience in the private sector both as a lawyer and as a corporate executive prior to his current academic position.
Benedict's research is focused on the role of the corporation in society. The role of the corporation in society is controversial, subject to public regulation, pressures by various groups and in addition, is continually changing in response to markets. Benedict is interested in how both legal and social theories apply to this issue.
He prefers interdisciplinary approaches and has published more than 50 scholarly articles in leading journals in both law and business. Benedict welcomes inquiries from potential research students as well as opportunities to collaborate with scholars and researchers.
Benedict has taught in several countries and held tenured appointments at the University of the Americas, Mexico, University of Newcastle, Australia and RMIT University, Australia.
- VCAT, Policy Framework Empirical Modelling, $25,000, 2013-2014
- Department of Justice, Fire Services Consultancy $75,000, 2011-2013
Benedict is available for a HDR supervision consultation to prospective students.
Areas of Research Interest
- Regulation and regulatory theory
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Socio-legal studies
- Law and society
Research Theories / Models of Interest
- Empirical legal studies
Research Methods of Interest
- Qualitative and quantitative
- Cultural approaches