- Professor Rosalind Mason
- Head, School of Law
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PhD (University of Queensland), LLM (University of Sydney), LLB (Hons) (University of Queensland)
Professor Rosalind Mason is Head of the School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology, a position she has held since 2007.
Rosalind holds Bachelors’ degrees and a Doctoral degree from the University of Queensland (UQ) and a Masters degree in law from the University of Sydney. In 2003, the University of Queensland awarded her a Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis for her doctoral dissertation on ‘Insolvency and Private International Law: Principal Interests in the Resolution of Multistate Insolvency Issues’.
As a scholar, Rosalind has specialised in cross-border insolvency law. In 2006 she was invited by Treasury to be a member of the Insolvency Law Advisory Group on changes to Australia’s Corporate Insolvency Laws, which included domestic adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency. In 2010, she was invited to join an expert group established by Australian Treasury and the New Zealand Department of Economic Development to work on enhancements to trans-Tasman cross-border insolvency arrangements.
She has worked closely with law and accounting professional bodies with an interest in insolvency practice for some twenty years. Rosalind is a member of the Academics Steering Committee of INSOL International as well as a foundation member of the Course Advisory Group for the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course. She is a nominated member of the International Insolvency Institute. The Federal Court of Australia has also invited her to serve as a panelist on cross-border insolvency for recent national conferences such as the International Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference 2009.
Rosalind has presented and published nationally and internationally in the areas of cross-border insolvency law and Australian consumer bankruptcy law – as well as on institutional planning and governance. She is member of the editorial board of the International Insolvency Review and the Insolvency Law Journal, having been General Editor of the latter from 1997-2006.
Rosalind has had a long-term interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning in law at tertiary level. In 1989, she was awarded the annual University of Southern Queensland (USQ – then Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education) Award for Excellence in Teaching. In the early 1990s when national teaching grants were first becoming available, she led a grant with USQ colleagues on the ‘Development of Multimedia Instructional Materials in Law’ funded by the Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching. During 2009-2011, she is a member of a team working on an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Grant on ‘Professional Entry Courses in Accounting and Law’ being conducted by RMIT University (lead institution), QUT and Curtin University.
She has extensive experience in senior management and leadership positions. Prior to joining QUT, Rosalind held the positions of Head of the USQ Law Department and Deputy Dean of their Business Faculty. She has been invited to be a member of a number of external review panels in the tertiary sector. In 2006, Professor Mason was a State Finalist in the Professional Manager of the Year Category, Australian Institute of Management Awards.
Since 2008, Rosalind has been serving as the Chair of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA), an association of more than one thousand law academics in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In this role, she has been invited to serve on the Discipline Reference Group for the ALTC Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project in Law.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.