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Personal profile


Katie joined the Law Faculty in 2015, having taught at Monash since 2012. Prior to entering academia, she practised as a solicitor in native title, acting for native title claim groups in both Western Australia and Victoria. She holds a Master of Laws in Environmental Law from Macquarie University and a PhD from Monash focussing on the legal recognition of Indigenous water rights.

Katie's research and teaching interests include Indigenous Legal Rights, Native Title, Water Law, Rights of Nature laws, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Public Law and Statutory Interpretation.

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4331 Administrative Law - S1 2024

LAW2111 Constitutional Law - S1 2024

LAW5004 Principles of Public Law and Statutory Interpretation - T3 2024



Research interests

Indigenous Legal Rights

Native Title

Water Law

Human Rights Law

Constitutional Law

Administrative Law

Public Law

Rights of Nature Laws

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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