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Dr Darren O'Donovan Senior Lecturer, Law Melbourne

Dr Darren O'Donovan commenced as a Senior Lecturer in La Trobe Law School in July 2016. Darren holds a BCL (Hons), and a PhD from University College Cork, Ireland, where he also lectured from 2009-2012. Darren's main teaching and research specialisation is Administrative Law. He has written extensively on rights, oversight and public administration, including the book Law and Public Administration in Ireland (co-authored with Dr Fiona Donson). Much of Darren's work has reflected upon the centrality of non-judicial review bodies and first instance decision-makers to delivering administrative justice. These ideas also featured in his examination of the Office of the Ombudsman which was published in the leading international law journal, Public Law. Drawing upon these themes, Darren is currently undertaking research projects in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. He is the co-author of the NDIS decision digest, a project run in cooperation with colleagues at La Trobe and the Brotherhood of St Laurence which can be accessed here https://www.latrobe.edu.au/lids/resources/aat-ndis-decision-digest


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