BA, LLB (Melbourne); LLM, JSD (Columbia)
Dean and Head of School
Before her appointment as the Griffith Law School Dean and Head of School, Professor Mathew undertook research at the Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation at The Australian National University.
She was a visiting professor and interim Director of the Program Refugee and Asylum Law at the University of Michigan Law School, where she convened the 5th Michigan Colloquium on Challenges in International Refugee Law.
From 2006-2008, she was a legal adviser to the ACT Human Rights Commission, where she conducted the Human Rights audit of the ACT's Correctional Facilities. Professor Mathew has also taught at the Australian National University College of Law and Melbourne Law School, and she is a past editor-in-chief of the Australian Yearbook of International Law.
- Human Rights
- Refugee Law
- Feminist Theory
- International Law (Excl. International Trade Law)
- "The Shifting Boundaries and Content of Protection: the Internal Flight Alternative Revisited", in The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy ed Satvinder Juss, Ashgate, 2013, p. 189-208.
- "First Do No Harm: Refugee Law as a Response to Armed Conflict", in David Lovell and Igor Primoratz (eds), Protecting Civilians during Violent Conflict: Theoretical and practical issues for the 21st Century, Ashgate, 2012, p.159-182.
- Reworking the Relationship between Asylum and Employment, Routledge, 2012.
- 'Draft Dodger/ Deserter or Dissenter? Conscientious objection as grounds for refugee status', International Association of Refugee Law Judges World Conference 2011, International Association of Refugee Law Judges, 2011, p.1-31.
- 'Limiting Good Faith: 'Bootstrapping' asylum seekers and exclusion from refugee protection', (2011) 29 Australian Year Book of International Law, 135-154.
- 'Non-state actors in refugee law: L'etat, c'est moi. Refugee law as a response to non-state action', in Jean d'Aspremont (ed.), Participants in the International Legal System: Multiple perspectives on non-state actors in international law, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011, p. 390-406.
- 'Anywhere but here: Australian exceptionalism and "boat people", (2011) 1 Migration Australia, 20-31.
- 'First Do No Harm: Refugee Law as a Response to Armed Conflict', (2010) Violence, War and Terrorism: Ethical, Legal and Political Perspectives, Australian National University Online.
- 'Explanatory Note', (2010) 31(2) Michigan Journal of International Law, 289-291.
- 'The Michigan Guidelines on The Right to Work', (2010) 31 Michigan Journal of International Law, 293-305.
- "Resolution 1373 a call to pre-empt asylum-seekers?" in Jane McAdam (ed) Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security, Hart Publishing, 2008, p. 19-62.
- 'International Refugee Law and Socio-Economic Rights: Refuge from Deprivation, by Michelle Foster', (2008) Australian Journal of International Law.
- Mathew, P, 2008, 'The Rights of Refugees under International Law, by James C. Hathaway', (2008) 102 American Journal of International Law, p. 206-211.
- "Black Holes, White Holes and Worm Holes: Pre-emptive Detention in the 'War on Terror'', in Miriam Gani & Penelope Mathew (ed.), Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror', ANU ePress, 2008, p. 159-187.
- "Introduction: Letters from the Front", in Miriam Gani & Penelope Mathew (ed.), Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror', ANU ePress, 2008, p. 1-5.
- Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror', ANU ePress, 2008 (with M. Gani).
- "Human Rights", in Sam Blay, Ryszard Piotrowicz, and B. Martin (ed.), Public International Law: An Australian Perspective (2nd ed), Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 271-300.
- International Law: Cases and Materials, Oxford University Press, 2005 (with D. Anton and W. Morgan).
- 'The Role of State Protection in Refugee Analysis, Discussion Paper No 2, Advanced Refugee Law Workshop', (2003) 15(3) International Journal of Refugee Law, 444-460 (with J. Hathaway and M. Foster).
- 'Legal Issues Concerning Interception', (2003) 17(2) Georgetown Immigration Law, 221-249.
- 'Safe for Whom? The Safe Third Country Concept Finds a Home In Australia', in S Kneebone (ed.), The Refugees Convention 50 Years On, Ashgate Publishing, 2003, p. 133-172.
- 'Australian Refugee Protection in the Wake of the Tampa', (2002) 96(3) American Journal of International Law, 661-676.
- 'Book Review: Gender and Human Rights in Islam and International Law: Equal Before Allah, Unequal before Man?', (2002) 22 Australian Year Book of International Law, 239-240.
- Australia's detention policy assessed against UNHCRs Guidelines on Detention, (2002) p. 4.
- 'International Decisions Islam v Secretary of State for the Home Department, and Regina v Immigration Appeal Tribunal, ex parte Shah', (2001) 95(3) American Journal of International Law, 671-678.
- 'War Crimes Act Case', in Blackshield, Coper & Williams (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the High Court, 2001, p. 705-706.
- 'Conformity or Persecution: China's One Child Policy and Refugee Status', (2000) 23 University of New South Wales Law Journal, 103-134.