Governance research program


The Governance research program (GRP) is made up of academic staff members and research students in the College of Law & Justice.

We aim to improve governance of the private and public sectors through the use of independent academic research, consultancies and postgraduate teaching.

Our focus

The GRP focuses on:

  • publishing original research and commissioned reports
  • teaching and supervising postgraduate students
  • commissioning studies into corporate governance compliance
  • convening seminars and conferences
  • conducting training in corporate governance.

Past conferences

The Governance research program has organised two conferences:

These conferences offered lawyers, accountants, policy analysts, academics and those managing governance a unique opportunity to discuss issues related to corporate governance, ethics and law.

Areas of research

We conduct independent research across a number of areas, including:

  • governance and regulation
  • the scholarship of legal education
  • international law
  • courts and justice.

Journal of Law & Governance

The Governance research program manages the Journal of Law and Governance – an online peer-reviewed journal which publishes research articles in the following fields:

  • business systems
  • corporate governance
  • ethical issues arising from these areas.

Contact us

Dr Kumi HeenetigalaResearch Officer

College of Law & Justice

Phone: +61 3 9919 6157
Fax: +61 3 9919 1840
Email: kumi.heenetigala@vu.edu.au