Personal details

Professor Rosalind Mason
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (University of Queensland), LLM (University of Sydney), LLB (Hons) (University of Queensland), BA (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Law
  • Honorary Life Member, Australasian Law Teachers Association
  • Member, INSOL International
  • Member, International Insolvency Institute
  • Member, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Associate Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association

Cross-border Insolvency Law and Practice, International Insolvency and Restructuring, International Commercial Law, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, CPLRC

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


Professor Rosalind Mason is Professor of Insolvency & Restructuring Law and a member of the Faculty of Law’s Commercial and Property Law Research Centre. 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. In 2013, she led a QUT research project on the ALI-III Transnational Insolvency: Global Principles for Cooperation in International Insolvency Casesfor the Australian Academy of Law.
She has worked closely with law and accounting professional bodies with an interest in insolvency practice for some twenty years. Rosalind is Chair of the Academics’ Group of INSOL International; a foundation member of the Course Advisory Group for the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course; and a current member of the Course Core Committee. 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 national conferences, most recently the International Commercial Law & Arbitration Conference 2013.
Rosalind has presented and published nationally and internationally in the areas of cross-border insolvency law and Australian consumer bankruptcy law. She is member of the editorial advisory boards of the International Insolvency Review, the Nottingham Business and Insolvency Law e-Journal 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 led the QUT 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. Rosalind has extensive experience in senior management and leadership positions. From April 2007 to July 2014, Rosalind was Head of the QUT School of Law.  Prior to joining QUT, Rosalind held the positions of Head of the USQ Law Department and Deputy Dean of their Business Faculty. In 2012, she was Acting Executive Dean of the QUT Faculty of Law. 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. From 2008 – 2012, Rosalind served 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 was invited to serve on the Discipline Reference Group for the ALTC Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project in Law.

This information has been contributed by Professor Rosalind Mason.


Since joining QUT, Professor Mason has taught into

  • LWB307 Insolvency Law
  • LWN097 Corporate Insolvency
  • LWN184 Insolvency Law and Professional Practice I
  • LWN185 Insolvency Law and Professional Practice II
  • LWS075 International Business and Law
  • LWN075 International Commercial Transactions

She has also led some major curriculum development projects – the law degree initative at her former university and a revision of the Bachelor of Laws and associated double degree programs at QUT. She also led the introduction of the Applied Law program for graduates in other disciplines, including business and health / allied health fields.

This information has been contributed by Professor Rosalind Mason.


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