Joanne is a Lecturer in Griffith Law School. Her current research interests include issues around law, gender and medicine. She is also interested in exploring legal ethics in practice, best practice legal teaching and diversity issues.
Joanne is passionate about legal education and has delivered a number of conference papers about legal education. She has also represented Griffith on the Australasian Professional Legal Education Council.
Joanne is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia. Joanne’s teaching draws on her history of practice at the Queensland Bar and in both policy and legal positions with the Queensland Government. Her interest in both the theory of law and practice issues informs her teaching of evidence law and in foundation law courses.
- Gender, disability, diversity and the law
- Legal teaching
Current Teaching Areas
- Foundations of Law
- Gender and the Law
- ‘No need for ‘yes’: Australian Pap Smear Registers, consent and the (re-)creation of gendered identities’, (2013) 40 Women’s Studies International Forum, 183.
- ‘Australian Pap Smear Registers and the Creation of Gendered Identities’, (2013) 22 Griffith Law Review.
- 'Lawyer’s Business: Conflicts of Duties Arising From Lawyer’s Business Models', (2011) 14(2) Legal Ethics, 173-192.
Peer reviewed conference paper
- 'Cross-course assessment criteria: A study of criteria-based assessment developed for whole program use', (2005) Proceedings of the Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2004, Griffith Institute for Higher Education.
Selected conferences and seminar papers
- Making the Online Environment Disability Friendly” Paper presented at the APLEC Conference 2007
- “Thinking like a Lawyer: deeper legal learning through practical skills education”, Paper presented at Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, 7 July 2006.
- “Cross-course assessment criteria: A study of criteria-based assessment developed for whole program use” included in G. Crebert, L. Davies and S. Phillips (Eds) Proceedings of the Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2004, Griffith Institute for Higher Education, Brisbane, 2005 (Double Blind Refereed Conference Proceedings).
- “Assessment Criteria as a Teaching and Learning Tool” Paper presented at Australasian Practical Legal Education Conference, 13 November 2004.
- “Cross-Course Assessment Criteria: A Study of Criteria Based Assessment Developed for Whole Program Use” Paper presented Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 4 November 2004
- “Pain and suffering: otherness and medical experimentation” paper presented Traumas of Law Conference, 9 July 2004
- “Who is a parent? Issues for less traditional families” Autumn 2004, Verdict.
- “A Gendered Malady: How gender identity affects treatment of anorexia nervosa”, Paper presented at the International Association of Law and Mental Health 28th International Congress, Sydney 2003.
- “Shared parenting in separated families: proposals and practicalities” Vol 4, Summer 2003 Verdict.
- “The Queensland position on de facto relationships and family law” Vol 3, Spring 2003, Verdict 10.
- “Changing Families: Some Recent Developments in Family Law”, paper presented at Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 2003.
- “Preparing Advocates for the Courtroom of the Future” With Deborah Richards, Commonwealth Legal Education, Newsletter of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, March 2003.
- Chapter 20 part 7 System@Law Litigator’s Toolkit.
- “Advocacy Training for the Courtroom of the Future: Teaching and Technology” With Deborah Richards Paper presented at the Australasian Practical Legal Education Committee 2001 Conference (10 November 2001).
- “The State and the Speculum: Issues arising from the Queensland Pap Smear Register.” ALTA 2001, Conference Proceedings 2001 Australasian Law Teachers Association.