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Dr Harris is a Lecturer at Macquarie Law School. Her research area is transnational law and corporate regulation. Her current work includes analysis of legislative responses to transnational challenges, including illegal logging and modern slavery; and the impact of foreign bribery enforcement action on corporate compliance policies and practices.

A key theme in Hannah’s research is the way in which power dynamics and diverse values and interests shape regulatory regimes and impact the effectiveness of these regimes across diverse jurisdictions.

Before joining MQLS, Hannah was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation, a Senior Research Analyst with the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre, and a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Hannah’s book: The Global Anti-Corruption Regime – The case of Papua New Guinea (Routledge, 2019) documents the evolution of a global regime to combat corrupt activity, highlighting the challenges faced in implementing and enforcing this regime. The interplay between legal, social, political and economic dynamics is at the heart of Hannah’s approach to legal research.

More recently, she has published on Illegal Logging in the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law and has been accepted in the Georgetown Journal of International Law on the topic of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.


Research interests

Corporate compliance & regulation; corporate social responsibility & law; corruption & bribery; transnational policing & law enforcement; transnational crime; governance & regulatory theory; comparative law; socio-legal research

Research student supervision

Dr Harris is available to supervise students on any topic related to her areas of research. In particular, Dr Harris invites research proposals on the following topics of interest:

  • The Relationships between Corporate Social Responsibility and Law (domestic & international) 
  • Innovative Legal Approaches to Corporate Compliance 
  • Individual vs. Organisational Liability for Corporate Crime 
  • The Role of Corporations in Shaping Law and Policy (domestic & international) 
  • The Evolving Nature of Corporate Liability Under International Law 
  • Comparative Approaches to Corporate Crime Enforcement 
  • The Challenges and Opporunities for Ethical Corporate Governance in a Transnational World


  • Business Organisations
  • Modern Corporate Governance

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

External positions

Postdoc, Centre for Law Markets and Regulation

Jun 2018Aug 2019

Sessional Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney


Senior Research Analyst, Capital Markets CRC Limited

Jan 2016Dec 2016

Product Development Lead, Wickford Analytics


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Research Outputs 2018 2019

Corruption and the forestry industry in Papua New Guinea: transnational actors, local dynamics and environmental impact

Harris, H., May 2019, In : Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law. 22, 1, p. 48–65 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

environmental impact

The Global Anti-Corruption Regime: the case of Papua New Guinea

Harris, H., 2019, London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 252 p. (The Law of Financial Crime)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Papua-New Guinea
criminal law

Australia's financial regulatory future: structure, enforcement and legal complexity

Harris, H. & Kingsford Smith, D., 26 Oct 2018, Submission in response to the interim report of the commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry. Centre for Law Markets and Regulation, UNSW, p. 33-46 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Remuneration and motivations for misconduct: extending the ban on conflicted remuneration

Free, C. & Harris, H., 26 Oct 2018, Submission in response to the interim report of the commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry. Centre for Law Markets and Regulation, UNSW, p. 13-21 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Submission to the ACCC on a potential class exemption for collective bargaining

Buchan, J., Healey, D., Harris, H. & Nicholls, R., 21 Sep 2018, University of New South Wales. 6 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportResearch

Open Access

Press / Media

In defence of ASIC: there’s more to regulation than prosecution

Hannah Harris, Dimity Kingsford Smith & Clinton Free


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Government’s Bank Reforms Wouldn’t Have Saved Us a Royal Commission

Hannah Harris & Clinton Free


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment