- George Gilligan
Ph.D, University of Cambridge; M.Phil, University of Cambridge; MA La Trobe University
George's research interests centre on: governance; regulatory theory and practice, especially in relation to the financial services sector; climate change; white-collar crime; organised crime; and corruption. He has published extensively in these areas (see link to publications), conducted numerous field research projects examining the praxis of regulation and appeared as an expert witness before Commonwealth of Australia Senate and Joint Parliamentary Committees.
His major research projects in these core areas of research interest, (which have included commissions from government agencies as well as competitive research grants), have, over the last ten years in particular, centred upon normative issues in the regulation of the financial services sector and related developments in multi-lateral governance. These have given him the experience of successfully designing and conducting large-scale research studies in Australia and overseas.
George has been a Senior Research Fellow in UNSW's Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation since May 2012. Immediately before joining UNSW he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University after initially commencing at Monash as a Logan Research Fellow in December 1998. Also, during his time at Monash George taught in the postgraduate program of the Monash Law School and supervised several Ph,D students to successful completion of their Ph.D candidature. Prior to working at Monash University George taught and researched at the University of Cambridge, Exeter University and Middlesex University in the UK; and La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne in Australia.
George is based in Melbourne and also holds a Senior Research Fellow position with the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation in the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne.
Areas of expertise
Governance; Regulatory theory and practice, especially in relation to the financial services sector; Climate change; White-collar crime; Organised crime; and Corruption
Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London;
Consultant Editor on financial services regulation to the Company Lawyer;
Consultant Editor on regulation to the Journal of Financial Crime;
Consultant Editor on criminology to the Journal of Money Laundering Control; and
Member of the Executive Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance.
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant 2014-2017 with the Professional Standards Council and fellow Chief Investigators Justin O’Brien, Dimity Kingsford-Smith, Charles Sampford and Thomas Clarke, $820,000 for the project: Professions, Professional Standards and Capital Markets in the 21st Century: Regulatory Engagement, Design and Strategies (LP140100219)
Centre for International Finance and Regulation Grant 2014-2016 with Ian Ramsay, Paul Ali and Andrew Godwin, $390,000 for the project: An analysis of penalties under ASIC administered legislation
Centre for International Finance and Regulation Grant 2012-2014 with Justin O’Brien, $388,000 for the project Enter the Dragon: State Capitalism, Foreign Direct Investment and Global Markets
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2012-2015 with Chris Arup & Paul Latimer, $97,000 for the project Carbon Offsets: Regulation for Success (DP120101485)
Australian Sports Commission 2009, $50,000 for the project Evaluation of the Relationship Between the Governance and Management of National Sporting Organisations and the Results they Achieve, (Project Leader in an inter-disciplinary project involving researchers from the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University and the Australian Sports Commission)
Faculty of Business and Economics Research Grants Scheme 2008 for the research project The implications for Australia of the growing activities of sovereign wealth funds - $13,000
Department of Business Law and Taxation Research Grant Scheme 2007 for the research project Financial Crime in Australia - $6,723
Economic and Social Research Council (UK), 2006, $5000, (with matching $5000 from the Department of Business Law & Taxation), for the project Regulatory Regime Change in World Financial Markets: The Case of Sarbanes-Oxley. Team leader of the Australian case study as part of an international research team.
Monash University: Australian Institute of Sport Joint Research Scheme 2005-2006, $25,000 for the project Sports governance and management and capacity for revenue generation, (Project Leader in an inter-disciplinary project involving researchers from the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University and the Australian Sports Commission)
Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements Research Grant 2002/2003, $200,000 for the research program Sustainable Governance of International Trade, Finance and Investment: 21st Century Challenges, (Team Leader in an inter-disciplinary project involving researchers from the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics and Law at Monash University)
Department of Business Law and Taxation ARC Research Support Grant for 2003 for the research proposal Scoping the Scale of Financial Crime in Victoria - $7000
Monash Governance Research Unit Funding Scheme 2002, $9061 award for the project, The Global Governance Role of International Regulatory Organisations
Dept of Business Law and Taxation (BLT) Research Fund 2002, $4041 award for the project, International Organisations and Governance
Monash Small Grants Scheme 2001, $11600 award for the project, Non-compliance with tax regulations – a comparative international analysis of the social and cultural influences which stimulate non-compliance.
Logan Fellowship Research Fund, 1998, $36000 award for the project, Regulating Financial Markets