Dr Carolyn Evans

PhD (UNSW) • MLS (UNSW) • MBA (RMIT) • Grad Dip OR (UniSA) • BBus (Dist) (USQ)• 

Originally a microeconomist, my early career was spent as a Supply Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.  While experiencing the whole gamut of operational, command staff and higher headquarters staff appointments, I undertook postgraduate studies and was awarded a fully funded Defence Fellowship for a year of full time research into decision-making processes.  

Since then, professional life in the commercial world has included six years at Qantas (two of those as the inaugural General Manager eCommerce from 1998), and then over 15 years running a boutique management consultancy.  That consulting work is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach to issues of strategy, governance, and decision-making in organisations concurrently subject to various jurisdictions including canon law.

In parallel, volunteering as a human rights advocate and activist fed an interest in international law, which I pursued through returning to formal academic study at UNSW.

More recently, this interest culminated in my doctoral research, leading to a thesis entitled 'Towards a more accountable United Nations Security Council - why, to whom, for what, and how'.  

Betweentimes, I have contributed to research projects on topics as diverse as Australia's banking industry, forced marriage in Australia, and, most recently, the nature of contemporary populism around the world.

Journal articles

Evans CM, 2018, 'What is this thing called global justice?', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 24, pp. 244 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238x.2018.1463964

Evans C, 2016, 'Finding obligation: Foundation for a More Accountable Security Council', New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, vol. 14, pp. 129 - 129

Evans CM, 2016, 'International organizations as orchestrators: Edited by Kenneth W abbott, Philipp Genschel, Duncan Snidal and Bernhard Zangl', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 22, pp. 197 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2016.11910950


Evans C; Healey DJ; Nehme M; Nicholls R; Penel C, 2015, Competition in Financial Services, Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Centre for International Finance and Regualtion

Evans C, 2014, Forced & servile marriage casebook: beyond the stereotypes, Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services Ltd, Sydney


Conference Presentations

Evans C, 'Finding obligation: Foundation for a more accountable Security Council', presented at International Organisations and the Rule of Law: Perils and Promise’ Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington, 7-8 December 2015), 07 December 2015 - 08 December 2015

Evans C, 'What Price Peacekeeping?  A Perspective on Individual Accountability in UN Peace Missions', presented at Australia-Japan Foundation Workshop on Operationalising Human Rights in Peace Missions, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, 26-27 February 2016), 26 February 2016 - 27 February 2016

Evans C, 'Should the E10 be obliged to represent collective security interests in Council decision making? Learning from Council decisions on Timor in 1975 and 1999', presented at Influence in the United Nations Security Council: Rethinking the Role of Elected Members, Florence, Italy, 28-29 September 2017), 28 September 2017 - 29 September 2017

Theses / Dissertations

Evans C, 2019, Towards a more accountable United Nations Security Council: why, to whom, for what, and how, University of New South Wales

Working Papers

Nicholls R; Evans C, 2015, The Nature of Competition in Australian Retail Banking, Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org10.4225/50/583dffeead273

Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC), 1994 Australia Day Honours List: 'For conspicuous service to the Royal Australian Air Force particularly in the field of Defence logistics'.

Teaching Activity

LAWS 2270 Law in the Global Context