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Dr Louise Floyd is an Associate Professor of Law and also a Barrister to the Supreme Court of Queensland.  In 2011, Dr  Floyd became the first Australian to win the MacCormick Fellowship to the University of Edinburgh Law School, Scotland (to which she returned briefly as Visitor in 2014 and 2017).  She has also served as International Visiting Fellow at the Industrial & Labor Relations School at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (2002, 2014 and 2017); Visiting Scholar at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA (2002, 2011, 2014 and 2017); and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Public and Comparative Law at the University of Hong Kong Law School (2009 and 2010).  From 2008-2016, Dr  Floyd was Director of Research for Law at JCU; during her time in office, she led the Law School to an ERA ranking of 'at world standard' for its research, which it then retained for her entire period in the role.  Dr  Floyd also relieved (as required) as Acting Associate Dean of Research.

Dr Floyd is the lead author of the Cambridge University Press book, Employment, Labour and Industrial Law in Australia (which was published late in 2017).  Dr  Floyd's scholarly articles have been published in some of the leading law journals in the world, eg:  the Law Quarterly Review; the Hong Kong Law Journal, the International Lawyer, and the Australian Law Journal.  Her futher publications include:  sole authorship of Employment Law in a Nutshell (1st Edition Thompson Reuters 2010); Chapter Thirty-Two (Workplace Law) in Australian Commercial Law from 1996-2008 (Law Book Company); and a series of commentaries on topics ranging from terminating the bargaining period through to freedom of association in Butterworths' (now Lexis') Industrial Law Federal.  Dr  Floyd's research expertise lies in the areas of: Asian & Australian employment and labour law; university & public sector employment; executive employment; trade union regulation; workplace change (eg automation); and regionalism in a globalised world (eg the UK Government's Big Society Policy; Scottish Independence; Brexit; and the scuppering of the TPP).  Dr  Floyd has consulted (with honorarium) to the Hong Kong Government and guest lectured in the UK, North America and Asia (for example, the University of Tokyo's Centre for Soft Law and Policy). Dr Floyd appears regularly on television and radio, and writes Op Eds for The Courier Mail newspaper.

Dr  Floyd is a former Judge's Associate to Hon Justice MA McMurdo AC and co-founder of the JCU-Bar Association of Queensland Continuing Professional Development Series. In 2017, Dr  Floyd was the President of the Brisbane State High School Past Students' Association, having served as Vice President in 2015 and 2016.  [Dr  Floyd found her time back at State High an absolute joy -   its present management and Executive Principal have taken the school from strength-to-strength and the students instill faith in the generation to come.]  In 2014, 2015 and 2016,  Dr  Floyd was compere of the UN WOMEN International Womens Day Breakfast at Jupiters, Townsville (before an audience of 400).  In 2015, Dr   Floyd was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the JCU Business Students' Society for services to academia and business.  In her earlier career, as Sub Dean of the University of Queensland Law School, she won three Excellence in Teaching Awards from the UQ Law Students' Society; was also a nominee for Excellence in Teaching across the entire university; and she won the UQ Promoting Women Fellowship.  Since early 2016, Dr  Floyd has been an elected member of the Parish Council of St Paul's Anglican Church, East Brisbane (which she heritage-listed) - and she leads the church's participation in The Brisbane Open House event (which includes a St Francis Day pet blessing). 

As noted above, Dr  Floyd is a proud alumna of Brisbane State High School (1980-84), where she graduated with the maximum 990 TE Score (she was academically ranked in the top 1% of students in the State); won the school's academic prizes for Ancient History, Economics and Proficiency (ie finishing in the top ten students of the school).  Dr  Floyd also Captained the Senior A Debating Team; made the State Debating Squad; played 'cello in the school orchestra and appeared in the chorus in the operattas:  The Wizz and also  Jesus Christ Superstar.

In her spare time, Dr  Floyd enjoys:  pilates, hula hooping, hot yoga and going for long walks, especially with her West Highland White Terrier, Mackie II - and in that connection, they are both members of the West Highland White Terrier Club of Queensland.   Dr  Floyd is a member of Animals Australia; the WWF Bequest Society (with a special interest in Carnaby's Black Cockatoo and the African Elephant); Bush Heritage (with a special dedication to the Night Parrot); and she sponsors turtles at The Reef HQ Turtle Hospital, Great Barrier Reef.  Her love of animals has fostered her developing interest in animal law.  To that end, Dr  Floyd is on the animal law pro bono panel for the Bar Association of Queensland (prosecuting for the RSPCA).

 

Teaching
  • BX2112: Law of Business Organisations (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX3118: Employment, Workplace and Industrial Relations Law (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • CO5121: Law of Business Organisations (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • LA3106: Company and Partnership Law (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Asian Law (Labor Law e.g. China)
  • Public Sector Employment / University Employment
  • Executive Employment (Restraint of Trade)
  • Trade Union Regulation (Responsible Unionism)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2015 - Awarded Life Membership of JCU Business Students' Society for exceptional achievement in Business and academic.
  • 2011 - MacCormick Fellow, University of Edinburgh Law School. (Presented a MacCormick Lecture.) Dr Floyd was the first Australian to win this Fellowship.
  • 2007 - Attorney General's Australia Day Certificate of Achievement for contributing to charity and a harmonious workplace. Awarded to each member of the Crown Law Choir of which Dr Floyd was a member.
  • 2001 - Winner, Promoting Women Fellowship, University of Queensland
  • 1996 to 2000 - Winner, UQLS Excellence in Teaching Awards, University of Queensland Law School; and Nominee, University Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Queensland
Fellowships
  • 2002 to 2014 - Visiting Fellow, New York Labor School at Cornell University, New York
  • 2002 to 2014 - Visiting Scholar, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • 2009 to 2010 - Visiting Fellow, Hong Kong University Law School (Centre for Comparative and Public Law)
Other
  • 2011 - Guest Lecturer, University of British Columbia Law School, Canada.
  • 1993 - Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland (and Member, Bar Association of Queensland)
  • 1984 - Member, Queensland Debating Squad
  • 1984 - Brisbane State High School - Dux of Ancient History, Dux of Economics, and Academic Proficiency Prize for being ranked in the top ten of the school (and ultimately the top 1% of the state). Captain, Brisbane State High School Senior A Debating Team.
  • 2009 to 2015 - Co-Founder, Bar Association of Queensland - JCU Continuing Professional Education Program.
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