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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