Dr Ivana Damjanovic

LLM (Zagreb), MEconSc (UCD), GDLP (Leo Cussen), PhD (ANU)
Visiting Research Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • International Trade And Investment Law 480308
  • European Union Law 480304
  • Comparative Law 480302
  • Public International Law 480310
  • Litigation, Adjudication And Dispute Resolution 480506
  • Law And Society And Socio Legal Research 480405
  • International Relations 440808

Research interests

  • International investment law
  • EU external trade and investment policy
  • Sustainable development and trade and investment
  • Comparative legal systems and institutions


Dr Ivana Damjanovic is a Visiting Research Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies and a Lecturer at the Canberra Law School. Her research is interdisciplinary, exploring the influence of globalisation and politics on international law. She completed her PhD at ANU in 2020, examining the reform of international investment governance and the role of the European Union in influencing normative standards in this reform. 

Ivana has qualified as a lawyer in Australia and Europe (Croatia) and has expertise in international law and international relations. She has taught law as a guest lecturer at universities in Asia (China, Bhutan, Indonesia) and Europe (Belgium, Croatia). Ivana has provided training to Australian government and industry stakeholders on EU trade and investment law and policy, and has presented her research at different conferences in Australia, Europe (Luxembourg, Brussels, Maastricht), Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok) and the US (Yale University). Her professional background encompasses engagement with the Delegation of the European Union to Australia, consultancy work and nine years as a career diplomat for Croatia. 


Researcher's projects

  • Australia and the EU: Bilateral Perspectives on Global Governance, University of Canberra, Project coordinator;
  • Between Aspirations and Reality: The European Union and the International Investment Law Reform, book project with Cambridge University Press;
  • EU Climate Change Agenda in External Trade and Investment, ANU, Project coordinator;
  • The EU-China Relationship in Rules-based Multilateral Investment System, Maastricht University, key project member; 
  • Internal Market and Migration as Catalysts for Regional Integration in SEE, University North (Croatia), key project member;
  • The rule of law in international investment law, St. Louis University Brussels, Visiting Fellow, 2019-2020;
  • EU-Australia Centre for Economic Cooperation Visiting Fellowship 2019, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, ANU, August – December 2019
  • Understanding EU Trade: A Guide for Australian Stakeholders, ANU Centre for European Studies, Jean Monnet Research Assistant, 2017-2018.


Projects and Grants

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