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The Australian National University

Dr Kath Hall

LLB (Hons)(Adel) GDLP LLM (Lond) PhD(ANU)
Associate Professor
ANU College of Law
T: 6125 4608

Research interests

Foreign Bribery Laws Transnational Anti-Corruption Regulation Private Sector Whistleblowing/Disclosure Globalisation of the Legal Profession Psychology and Corporate Misconduct Legal Reform Myanmar


Dr Kath Hall is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, and is an expert on transnational corporate corruption and foreign bribery regulation. During 2015-2016, Kath is

* Deputy Director (Law) of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption, ANU,

* a Chief Investigator in an ARC research project on reform of private sector whistleblowing laws in Australia, 

* delivering training on Psychology and Corruption at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Vienna),

* Chair of the International Bar Association Anti-Corruption subcommittee on the Drivers of Corruption, and

* working with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in its Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (Vienna and Doha).

Kath worked with Standards Australia on the development of an ISO standard on Anti-Corruption Management Compliance Systems, and Transparency International with its Business Integrity Corruption Assessment.

Kath's practical experience comes from living and working in Asia, including in Hong Kong, Mongolia, Jakarta and Manila. She is also currently the Co-ordinator of a Government Partnership for Development (Law) between the ANU College of Law and the Department of Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar (2014 - 2016).

In 2012 - 2014 Kath was a non-residential Fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, researching the role of global lawyers in the development of transnational anti-corruption regulation.

Kath's research reflects a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the complexities involved in regulating global corporations, transnational corruption and global law firms. She is currently writing up research on Behavioral Regulation, Psychology and Corruption; Corporate Whistleblowing Laws in Australia and Mapping Transnational Anti-Corruption Regulation. Kath has also published extensively on the psychology of corporate misconduct and student wellbeing.

In the ANU College of Law Kath teaches Corporations Law, Transnational Anti-Corruption Law and Corporate Governance. In 2013 she was awarded an ANU College of Law Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2014 a Vice-Chancellors Commendation for Teaching Excellence.

Researcher's projects

Leader - Government Partnership for Development - ANU/DFAT Developing Myanmar's research capacity - collaboration with the Department of Law University of Yangon

IBA, Drivers of Corruption Report, for release June 2016, Paris


Projects and Grants

Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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