Dr Ivana Damjanovic

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

Areas of expertise

  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) 180116
  • International Trade Law 180117
  • Comparative Law 180106
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) 180120
  • Law And Society 180119
  • International Relations 160607
  • Public Policy 160510

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 recently completed her PhD at ANU, 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) 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), Asia (Tokyo, Shanghai) and the US (Yale University). Her professional background encompasses nine years as a career diplomat for Croatia with postings in Europe and Australia, and research/policy roles for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she participated in the process of Croatia’s accession to the European Union. 


Researcher's projects

  • 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;
  • Between Aspirations and Reality: The European Union and the International Investment Law Reform, PhD project, ANU, 2017-2020;
  • 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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