Appointed as of September 2017.
Currently he is a Professor in the RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University and holds a Chair in Intellectual Property at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Prior to entering academic life, he worked in the Australian Attorney-General’s Department drafting legislation and dealing with legal policy issues. He is a Member of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Trained in law, politics and philosophy, and skilled in the use of law and society methods, he has worked on a variety of projects and topics, including the philosophy of intellectual property rights, global governance, regulatory theory, patent law and governance, trade and development, climate change and energy governance, and the protection of indigenous peoples’ knowledge. Several of his books have been translated, including into Chinese, Japanese and Persian. Global Business Regulation, a book he co-authored with John Braithwaite, won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, the American Sociological Association’s Prize in the Sociology of Law and the Hart Socio-Legal Studies Book Prize.
"I am interested in proposals that seek to analyse important problems using a combination of theories and methods, not all of which need to be confined to law. Areas of interest include the application of theories of regulation and governance to the institution of science, the emergence, function and use of intellectual property rights, the relationship between climate change and energy governance, regulatory capitalism and its future and the role of BRICS countries in globalization"