Personal details

Name
Dr Peta Stephenson
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
Law
Phone
+61 7 3138 2833
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Committee Member, Queensland Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL)
  • Member, Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL)
  • Member, Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP)
Keywords

Constitutional Law - Australia, Public Law - Australia, Executive Power - Commonwealth, Non-Statutory Executive Power, Nationhood, Federalism

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Peta Stephenson is a Lecturer in the School of Law at QUT. She teaches and researches in the fields of constitutional and public law, and is particularly interested in exploring the powers and functions of the Executive, the relationship between the legislative and executive branches of government and federalism.

Dr Stephenson has published on these and related topics in leading Australian law journals and edited collections. In 2019, Dr Stephenson was a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow with the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Melbourne. While undertaking her doctoral studies at the University of Queensland, she was the recipient of two research excellence awards.

Prior to becoming an academic, Dr Stephenson practised as a solicitor in a commercial law firm in Brisbane and also worked as a policy officer at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra.

This information has been contributed by Dr Peta Stephenson.

Teaching

Units Currently Taught:

  • LLB107 Statutory Interpretation
  • LLB203 Constitutional Law

Teaching Awards:

  • 2016 Teaching Excellence Award for Tutoring (TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland)
  • 2013 Teaching Excellence Award for Tutoring (TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland)
This information has been contributed by Dr Peta Stephenson.

Experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • Admitted (not currently practising) as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law)
  • Diploma of Government (Australian Institute of Management)
This information has been contributed by Dr Peta Stephenson.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Dr Stephenson was a joint recipient of the 2016 Owen Fletcher Postgraduate Research Publication Award. This Award recognises the best academic publication or conference paper by a student enrolled in a Research Higher Degree program at the TC Beirne School of Law.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Dr Stephenson was the recipient of the 2016 Research Higher Degree Research Excellence Award during her PhD candidature at the University of Queensland. This awards recognises a PhD Candidate from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law with the potential to make a major contribution in her or his field of research.