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Eric Windholz is a Senior Lecturer and Associate with the Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies. Eric's research focuses on regulatory theory and practice, or what he describes as the science and art of modern regulatory practice. Through this research, Eric explores how regulation, public policy and the law intersect to inform regulatory regime design and implementation. Eric's research has been applied to the examination of regulatory regimes in important social and economic domains including the environment, sport, consumer protection, occupational health and safety and disability services. 

Eric brings to his research a multi-disciplinary perspective born from more than 25 years' experience working, first, in heavily regulated industries (in Australia, Hong Kong and New York), second as a regulator of industry and, now, as an academic specialising in regulatory theory and practice.  

Eric is the author of Governing through Regulation: Public Policy, Regulation and the Law (Routledge, 2018), and of numerous book chapters and artilces.  He also presents regularly at national and international conferences. and consults to government departments and agencies.

Eric has a PhD from Monash University, a MBA from Melbourne University, a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Economics, also from Monash University, and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice and Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice. Eric is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia, and is a licensed legal consultant in the State of New York, USA.

Research area keywords

  • Regulation
  • Public Policy
  • Federalism
  • Harmonisation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Sport Law


Research Output

Governing esports: public policy, regulation and the law

Windholz, E., 2020, In : Sports Law E-Journal. 1, 1, 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Governing in a pandemic: from parliamentary sovereignty to autocratic technocracy

Windholz, E. L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : The Theory and Practice of Legislation. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Victoria’s new workplace manslaughter laws: it’s all in the messaging

Windholz, E. L., Aug 2020, Employment Law Bulletin, 25, 8, p. 87-91 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleOther

International sports regulation: an evolving private-public partnership

Windholz, E. L. & Hodge, G. A., 2019, In : Monash University Law Review. 45, 2, p. 298-332 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Consumer protection, modern regulation, paternalism and the nanny state: understanding the legitimacy challenge

Windholz, E., 2018, In : Competition and Consumer Law Journal. 26, 2, p. 182-211 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Chair, Faculty of Law

Eric Windholz (Member)

1 Sep 2013

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries