Benedict Sheehy, FAAL


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Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability and Sustainability Reporting Social Enterprises/ Shared Economy/ Social Investment Corporate law Regulation Regulatory agencies


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Benedict Sheehy is an experienced academic and internationally recognised leader in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate law and regulatory theory. Benedict is a highly cited law academic, Professor and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

His research work has been supported by over $500,000 in research funding including current grant supported research projects of $94,000 from the EU Jean Monet Program on Corporate Social Responsibility and $53,000 from the Korea Foundation on Comparative Social Media Regulation.  In addition, he has provided professionally focused research consultancies for the legislative assembly of the ACT and the Attorney General of the State of Victoria, among others. He has published with leading presses and journals of such distinguished universities as Oxford, Cambridge, Melbourne, California and Virginia.

Benedict’s  research examines different aspects of how law works, how law fails and how society can more effectively achieve long term environmental and social sustainability using various types of law in a wide variety of contexts. Benedict is an interdisciplinary researcher having published in the disciplines of law, business, economics, psychology and philosophy. His interdisciplinary approach comes from his interdisciplinary education which includes the following degrees: BTh, MA, JD, MA, LLM and PhD. He especially interested in Law and Society research and Business and Society research. His interdisciplinary work with researchers from around the globe has led to significant research outcomes.

Benedict welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with scholars in all disciplines. He and is available to supervise research students seeking master's and doctorates including the PhD.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian National University

Bachelor, Eastern PBC

Master, McMaster University

Master, University of Queensland

Master, University of Windsor

Master, Wilfrid Laurier University


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