Professor Carolyn Sutherland is the Deputy Head of the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School and Director of the Labour, Equality and Human Rights Research Group (LEAH). She joined Monash University in 2004 after 10 years working in private legal practice.

Carolyn’s research focuses on the influence of law on employers and workers.

Carolyn received an Australian Award for University Teaching – Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2011; the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence in 2013; and the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence in 2016.

Carolyn lectures in employment law and in research methods for Masters and PhD students. She is a member of the Ethical Regulation Research Group (ERRG) in the Centre for Global Business. Her research and supervision interests include labour law and equal opportunity law, with a particular focus on empirical legal and interdisciplinary research methods.