Associate Professor Brendon Murphy

Thomas More Law School


Brendon Murphy is Associate Professor of Law at the Thomas More Law School (North Sydney Campus). He holds Honours Degrees in Social Work and Law, and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Newcastle. His PhD was awarded a Vice Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence and was published as Regulating Undercover Law Enforcement: The Australian Experience. Prior to joining ACU in 2020, he served as Associate Professor at Canberra Law School, Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, and Foundation Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Prior to joining the academy in 2007, he worked as In-house solicitor for the University of Newcastle, and in civil litigation for a national law firm.

Associate Professor Murphy has postgraduate qualifications in higher education and was awarded a Citation for Excellence in Teaching by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council and a Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. As a teaching mentor, he brings over fifteen years' experience as an academic to his work. He has wide range of research interests, but is especially interested in criminal law and procedure, investigations law and regulation, research methodology, policing, the intersection of law and social theory, and the formation of knowledge systems. He has published widely in his career to date, including four books and 26 articles in leading journals in Australia and overseas, including the Criminal Law Journal, Griffith Law Review, Australasian Journal of Legal Philosophy and Queens Law Journal. He serves as the Head Assessor for the New South Wales Law Society's Specialist Accreditation Board for Criminal Law

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