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Danielle Moon (BA Oxon, MRes) is a PhD Candidate and sessional academic at Macquarie University. As a qualified solicitor with a decade of experience in advising Central Government departments in the United Kingdom on complex and high profile issues of law and policy, she has a particular interest in how law works in practice, and how law influences government administrative decision-making. Her current research focuses on freedom of information law from the perspective of public servants, and how to address organisational disincentives to openness. 



Undergraduate teaching and marking

Laws 519 -International Human Rights Law

Laws 499 - Legal Governance and Professional Leadership

Laws 511 - Discrimination and the Law

Undergraduate Marking

Laws 315 - Administrative Law

Research interests

  • Administrative Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Organisational Theory and Public Administration


Education/Academic qualification

Law, Masters of Research, High Distinction, Macquarie University

Law, Legal Practice Course, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice

Law, BA (Oxon), University of Oxford


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public administration Social Sciences
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Research Outputs 2015 2018

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Article

Freedom of information: user pays (and still faces delays)

Moon, D., 1 Sep 2018, In : Alternative Law Journal. 43, 3, p. 192-196 5 p., 787297.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

freedom of information

Too much of a good thing? Balancing transparency and government effectiveness in FOI public interest decision making

Moon, D. & Adams, C., Nov 2015, In : AIAL forum. 82, p. 28-39 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

public interest
decision making
interest test
freedom of information


research freedom
freedom of information

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Oral presentation

Preventing Corruption Through Freedom of Information: Legal Challenges, Organisational Solutions

Danielle Moon (Speaker)
31 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation