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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, particularly within federal systems. Eric's research has been applied to the examination of regulatory regimes in important social and economic domains including occupational health and safety, disability services, sport and the environment. 

Eric brings to his research a unique combination of perspectives 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.

The multi-disciplinary perspective Eric brings to his research is reflected in the wide variety of journals in which he has published.
 They include general law journals and specialist journals in employment and business law, public policy, public administration, health and safety policy and practice and labour history.

Eric has a PhD from Monash University, a MBA from Melbourne University, a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), also from Monash University, and a 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

Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 2010 2018

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

Governing through Regulation: Public Policy, Regulation and the Law

Windholz, E., 2018, 1st ed. Great Britian: Taylor & Francis. 232 p. (Routledge critical studies in public management)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Regulating for Broadcasting Diversity: Balancing Economic and Social Values in the Public Interest

Windholz, E., 19 May 2016, Media Diversity Law: Australia and Germany Compared. Gounalakis, G. & Taylor, G. (eds.). 1st ed. Germany : Peter Lang Publishing, p. 99-124 26 p. (Schriften zum Medien-, Urheber- und Wirtschaftsrecht).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Securing Health and Safety at Major Sporting Events

Windholz, E., 23 Aug 2016, In : Sports Law E-Journal. 2016, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2013 2013

  • 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