Dr Amanda-Jane George is the Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Business and Law, and the Research Coordinator for the College of Law. She brings commercial law experience from her career at several major Brisbane law firms, where she practised in intellectual property law, technology licensing, competition law, and commercial contract law issues. Her teaching and research builds on this experience.
Amanda-Jane’s Masters (University of London) was in the area of Intellectual Property Law, and her PhD (University of Queensland), which was cited by the High Court, was in the area of Patent Law.
Amanda-Jane has published and been active in making submissions to government inquiries in various areas of law.
(1) She has extensively published in the area of intellectual property, particularly trade marks and patent law;
(2) She has co-authored a text on technology licensing;
(3) public law and executive power;
(4) competition law.
Current research projects. Amanda has received funding from the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Central Queensland University in relation to her projects.
Amanda’s current research projects include:
(1) Growing a culture of collaboration in Australia (innovation partnering);
(2) Understanding Adversity in Online Learning (scholarship project);
(3) Contribution to forthcoming book publication on design thinking.
Bachelor of Laws, Bond University, Australia.
Master of Laws, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, England.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, Australia.
University of Queensland (2000-2006).
Queensland University of Technology (2007-2008; 2009-2012).
Central Queensland University (2017-present).
Una Prentice Award - Bond University Law Program, 1996
Law Gold Medal - Bond University, 1996
Derby-Brice Prize (LLM Program) - University of London, 1998
Roy Goode Prize (LLM Program) - Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, 1998
UQ Law Society’s ‘Best Tutor’ award - University of Queensland, 2000
University-wide UQ -‘Excellence in Teaching’ award nominee (law) - University of Queensland, 2002-2004
QUT Vice Chancellor’s Award – Best publication 2011
QUT Vice Chancellor’s Award – Outstanding Teacher, 2012
CQU Student Voice Commendation - Central Queensland University, 2017
AJ George, JA Tarr, A McEwan, 'The art of R&D courtship', APPS Policy Forum (Online Forum, 9 October 2018) <https://www.policyforum.net/the-art-of-r-and-d-courtship/>.
Queensland Law Society
Licensing Executives Society of Australia & New Zealand
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Law - Commercial and Contract Law
Relational contracting, Macaulay and Macneil, application to collaborative innovation
Law - Intellectual Property Law
Innovation law and policy, regulatory issues
Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Scholarship - 21st Century legal education