BA (Pretoria), BA (Hons) (Psych) (cum laude) (Pretoria), MA (Clinical Psychology) (cum laude) (Pretoria), LLB (first class Honours and James Cook University Medal) (JCU), MEd (JCU), PhD (UQ)
Colleen has been a member of staff at Griffith Law School since 2008. She has taught in Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Principles of Criminal Law, and Contract and Civil Obligations.
- Criminal law and criminal responsibility
Current teaching areas
- Criminal Law
- Medical law
- Contract and Civil Obligations
- 'The spectre of court-sanctioned sacrificial separation of teenage conjoined twins against their will' (2014) 21(4) Journal of Law and Medicine, 973-83.
- 'Selective reduction of foetuses in multiple pregnancies and the law in Australia' (2014) 22(1) Journal of Law and Medicine, 155-173 (with H. Douglas).
- 'Merciful Acts and Cruel Omissions', (2013) 1(2) Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity.
- 'Conjoined Twins as Persons that can be Victims of Homicide' (2011) 7 Medical Law Review, 430-466.
- 'Separating conjoined twins: A medical and criminal law dilemma' (2010) 17 Journal of Law and Medicine 594.
- 'Intoxicated Victims and the Accident Excuse Under the Queensland Criminal Code' (2009) 16 James Cook University Law Review 42
- 'Nolan - case note' (2001) 25 Criminal Law Journal 295.
- 'The Injustice of Open Justice' (2001) 8 James Cook University Law Review 92.
Conference and seminar papers
- 'Conjoined twin and the right to life', International Society for Justice Research, Banff, Canada, August 2010.
- 'Are Conjoined Twins Persons Capable of Being Killed?', Socio-legal Research Centre Seminar Series, April 2010.
- 'The legal response in conjoined twin cases', University of Queensland Research Seminar Series (PhD Confirmation seminar), February 2010.
- 'Separating conjoined twins - triumph or transgression?', LSAANZ, Brisbane, December 2009.
- 'Separating conjoined twins - playing God is playing with fire', Australian Law Teachers Association, Sydney, July 2009.