Penelope Mathew

Professor Penelope Mathew is Dean and Head of School at Griffith Law School, Griffith University.

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.