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Vivien has a PhD from Monash University and a law degree with honours from the Australian National University. Her PhD research investigates systemic weaknesses in the Malaysian corporate regulatory framework.  She was awarded the best paper prize at the Corporate Law Teachers Association conference in 2013 and 2018, and graduate student article award by the Asian Law and Society Association in 2018. In 2021, she received a commendation from the Dean for excellence in research as an early career researcher. She currently teaches corporate governance at the Department of Business Law and Taxation and has also taught corporations law and commercial law.

Vivien investigates the adequacy of legal protections for consumers in financial stress together with researchers from Melbourne Law School and consumer advocates, and is part of an international collaboration on directors' accountability, and gender equality.  Vivien has been a visiting research fellow at the National University of Singapore and has previously held an academic position overseas.  Her publications include articles on Australian and Malaysian corporations law, gender, debt collection and financial regulation in the ASEAN Economic Community. She regularly contributes to corporate governance and business law blogs, and to law reform initiatives.


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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Monash)

LLM (Malaya)

BA (Asian Studies), LLB (Hons) (Australian National University)

External positions

Research Associate, University of Oxford China Centre


Honorary Research Fellow, Harmful Financial Products Project, University of Melbourne


Research area keywords

  • Corporations law, financial consumer protection, debt, gender, consumer credit

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