Professor Michelle Welsh is the Senior Deputy Dean of Faculty Operations at Monash Business School.

Michelle undertakes research in the public enforcement of corporate law, the role of the public regulator and the impact of enforcement on corporate compliance. She was a chief investigator on an ARC Discovery Project with colleagues from the Melbourne Law School: ‘Phoenix Activity: Regulating Fraudulent Use of the Corporate Form’ (2014-2016). Currently, she is a member of a Monash University Network of Excellence (NoE) project: “Enhancing Corporate Accountability” (with researchers from Monash Law School, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Manchester University). She is also working on a project that investigates optimal methods of regulating Debt Management Firms. Michelle has published her research widely and has been invited to present at national and international workshops and conferences.

Michelle was the Head of the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School from 2015 – 2020. She served as President of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association in 2015 and 2016, is a European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Research Member and is a current member of the Corporations Committee, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia.