Professor Rosalind Mason, Faculty of Law QUT

Professor Rosalind Mason, Faculty of Law QUT
Professor Rosalind Mason, Faculty of Law QUT

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 the 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 Cases for 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 panellist 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 a 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.

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Professor Rosalind Mason, Faculty of Law QUT