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Dr. AJ George

PhD, LLM, LLB (1st Hons)
Senior Lecturer - Law
School of Business and Law
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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.

Universities Studied At

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.

Universities Worked At

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

Media Citations

AJ George, JA Tarr, A McEwan, 'The art of R&D courtship', APPS Policy Forum (Online Forum, 9 October 2018) <>.

Professional Memberships

Queensland Law Society

Licensing Executives Society of Australia & New Zealand

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 1801 Law

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Law And Legal Studies

Law - Commercial and Contract Law
Relational contracting, Macaulay and Macneil, application to collaborative innovation

Law And Legal Studies

Law - Intellectual Property Law
Innovation law and policy, regulatory issues

Law And Legal Studies

Other Law and Legal Studies - Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Scholarship - 21st Century legal education

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