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Dr Catherine Gascoigne is a Macquarie Research Fellow at Macquarie Law School, which is a 100% research role. Her research is primarily concerned with International Economic Law, with a particular focus on International Trade Law and International Investment Law as well as their synergies with International Environmental Law and International Energy Law. Her current research project is called, 'Towards a new legal framework for adjudicating causal questions in international investment law'. It analyses the way in which arbitral tribunals currently make determinations about causal questions and it puts forward suggestions for a new approach.

Catherine is the author of the monograph, Causation in the Law of the World Trade Organization: An Econometric Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2023) which was awarded an Honourable Mention for the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law Book Prize 2024. She has also published journal articles in top-tier journals in her field. Her article, 'The Determination of Causation in the Application of Trade Remedies' (2021) 20(1) World Trade Review 56 was awarded the Society of International Economic Law/Journal of International Economic Law/Oxford University Press Essay Prize (2018/2019)--an international prize awarded to an early career researcher for the best essay on any topic related to international economic law.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as both a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a WM Tapp Scholar. Whilst at Cambridge, Catherine was Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge International Law Journal and was elected by her peers to the Gates Cambridge Scholars' Council

Catherine is admitted as a Lawyer in New South Wales and practised as an Associate at a major international law firm for three years. She has also been a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and has taught undergraduate law at the University of Technology Sydney (JD: Ethics, Law and Justice) and postgraduate law at the University of Cambridge (LLM: The Law of the World Trade Organization).

Catherine is a Member of both the Society of International Economic Law and the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. At Macquarie University, she is a Member of both the Transforming Energy Markets Research Centre as well as the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Innovation and Transformation.

Catherine has two small children and works 0.6FTE.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy in Law, University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction), University of Oxford

Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class I), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class I), University of Sydney

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