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Alice is currently engaged in research on data governance, regulation of AI and AI systems, including smart cities, and China's social credit system. 


Alice is currently engaged on research projects exploring issues of data governance (with CERRE), governance of AI systems (including smart cities) and China's social credit system. 


Dr Alice de Jonge is a senior lecturer in the department of Business Law and Taxation.

Alice joined the department of Banking and Finance in 1992 as assistant lecturer. By 1995, she had designed and established the faculty's Graduate Certificate in Asian Business and its Asian Business Law teaching unit.

Alice has travelled extensively throughout Asia and speaks Mandarin and Chinese. She lived and studied in Shanghai (Fudan University), and was a visiting scholar at Nanjing University. In 1998, she worked for two months as investigative lawyer for the Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea.

She has provided written advice for the Central and East European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, and provided advice in cases before the Refugee Review Tribunal.

Alice was awarded the LawAsia Research Award in 1998, and has also been the recipient of a number of travelling scholarships and research grants.

In 1995, she was promoted to the position of lecturer and is currently a senior lecturer teaching the post-graduate units in international trade law, international law and policy, globalisation of law and development in Asia and comparative business law in Asia. In 2008, she received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Alice has also been involved in the design and delivery of a number of AusAid-funded international trade law short-courses aimed at government officials from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Burma.

Her research and supervision interests include corporate governance in Asia, cross-border issues of corporate governance in China and Hong Kong, women directors in China and India, Australia-China relations, international law and its applicability to transnational corporations, sovereign bankruptcy, and international law and unequal treaties in international law.

Research interests

Alice is currently engaged on research projects examining data govenance, regulation of AI systems (including smart cities), and China's social credit system.  

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law , SJD, University of Melbourne

1 Jan 1998 → …

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

Research area keywords

  • International Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Asian Legal Systems