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20102019
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Personal profile

Biography

Catrina joined Monash University from Ulster University where she was Director of the Legal Innovation Centre - a joint initiative between the School of Law and the School of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems. She has previously held positions as an Academic Research Associate at the University of Sydney, Independent Research Consultant, Research and Teaching Fellow at University College London, Academic Advisor to the Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and Researcher at the Legal Services Research Centre (London). 

Catrina brings expertise in a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including: the development and implementation of cutting edge methods of data collection; experimental designs; innovative use of legal service administrative data; large-scale longitudinal and cross-sectional ‘legal need’ survey research; in-depth qualitative work on ethics and industrial action; methods employing virtual avatars; as well as complex multilevel statistical modelling of survey data.

Research interests

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Technological innovation in legal service delivery
  • Artificial intelligence and intelligent systems in law
  • The role of law in everyday life
  • Public understanding of the law/legal rights
  • Professional ethics and identity
  • Design of legal services
  • Legal education
  • Access to justice
  • Research methods

Consulting

Catrina has an established record of consultancy work with the public, private and third sectors across all areas of research interest. She has previously worked with a range of organisations including: the Legal Education Foundation; the Money Advice Trust; Shelter; the Civil Justice Council of England and Wales; and Law for Life (formerly the Public Legal Education Network).

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, University College London

Law, BA (Hons), University of Cambridge

Public Policy & Management, BPPM (Hons), University of Melbourne

Political Science, BA, University of Melbourne

Research area keywords

  • Access to Justice
  • Legal Technology
  • Legal Services
  • Labour Law
  • Legal Education
  • Research Methodology
  • Empirical Legal Research
  • Public Understanding of Law
  • Professional Ethics
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 19 Article
  • 6 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Chapter (Book)

Pre-strike ballots and enterprise bargaining dynamics: an empirical analysis

Orchiston, A., Creighton, B., Denvir, C., Johnstone, R. & McCrystal, S., 2019, In : Melbourne University Law Review. 42, 2, p. 593-631 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

The role of the ‘genuinely try to reach agreement’ requirement in the protected industrial action regime under the Fair Work Act 2009

Creighton, B., Denvir, C., Johnstone, R., McCrystal, S. & Orchiston, A., 2019, In : Australian Journal of Labour Law. 31, 3, p. 279-304 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Why do I need a will anyway? Assessing the impact of a public legal education intervention embedded in a longitudinal survey

Pleasence, P., Balmer, N. J. & Denvir, C., Apr 2019, In : Social Policy and Society. 18, 2, p. 187-201 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Assisted Digital Support for Civil Justice System Users: Demand, Design and Implementation

Denvir, C., Apr 2018, London UK: University College London. 76 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Open Access
File

Pre-strike ballots and collective bargaining: the impact of quorum and ballot mode requirements on access to lawful industrial action

Creighton, B., Denvir, C., Johnstone, R., McCrystal, S. & Orchiston, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Industrial Law Journal. 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2010 2019

  • 27 Contribution to conference
  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Law & Society Review (Journal)

Catrina Denvir (Editorial board member)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

AHRI Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence And Gig Jobs AHRI International Symposium

Catrina Denvir (Invited speaker)
11 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Digital Citizens Conference

Catrina Denvir (Invited speaker)
25 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

UCL Access to Justice and Legal Services

Catrina Denvir (Session chair)
11 Jun 201813 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

More Universities are Teaching LawTech but is it Just a Gimmick?

Catrina Denvir

12/04/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Snail mail strike ballots less likely to reach 50% voter threshold: Study

Catrina Denvir

18/02/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

When is the Public Wrong About Rights

Catrina Denvir

30/04/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Initial Coin Offering or Initial Con Offering? A Guide for the Confused

Catrina Denvir

18/12/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Online Courts and Access to Justice: Why we should care about being Digitally Defaulted

Catrina Denvir

25/08/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs