Susan Kneebone

Susan Kneebone

Job Title:
Full Professor


Faculty of Law, Monash University


PhD (Monash University, 1996)
Dip Ed (Melbourne University, 1983)
MA (Hong Kong University, 1976)
LLB (University of Adelaide, 1969)
International Association of Forced Migration (IASFM) 2003-present
Current Research Projects:
Susan is currently a Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council projects:

  • Delivering Effective Protection to Victims and Prevention of Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (Linkage Grant 2009 – sole Chief Investigator)
  • Law, Governance and Regulation of Intra-regional Labour Migration in South East Asia: An Agenda for Protection and Development (Discovery Grant 2009 – sole Chief Investigator).       A workshop arising under this grant on Exit and Integration Strategies for Labour Migrants in South East Asia: Putting Principles into Practices will be held at the Monash University, Sunway Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th November.

Completed Research Projects:

ARC Discovery Grant

·         2005 awarded $75,000 for ‘The Asylum Seeker in the Legal System:  A Comparative and Theoretical Study’.  This 2 year project is an extension of the 2002 grant referred to below.

·         2002: awarded $50,000 for an Innovation initiative with Professor Stephen Legomsky for project ‘Fair Procedures for Refugee Status Determination’.


ARC Linkage Grant

·         2005 successful application with Professor B McSherry, and Dr J Debeljak ‘Australia’s Response to Trafficking in Women:  Towards A Model For the Regulation of Forced Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region’.  The Participating Organisations for this project include the Commonwealth Attorney-General, HREOC and World Vision.  This was a 3 year project.

Geographical Locations:

Phone (work):
+61 (0)3 9905 5310

irregular migration
refugee status determination
migration and integration
citizenship law