Professor Helen Anderson holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Grad Dip Bus (Acc), LLM and PhD from Monash University. She worked in private practice and then for the Legal Aid Commission before becoming an academic in 1989. Her teaching has mainly been in the areas of Business Law and Company Law, although she has also taught Taxation Law and Finance Law. The fair treatment of vulnerable parties has been her abiding research interest: her masters major thesis dealt with parties who rely on published audit opinions, and her doctoral thesis was concerned with creditors in corporate insolvency. She continues this interest with her work on improving the recovery rights of employees in corporate insolvency and investigating ways to regulate fraudulent phoenix activity (both ARC funded projects).
I am currently co-supervising one thesis looking at public and private enforcement of continuous disclosure breaches, and another that is looking at theoretical approaches to phoenix activity. My main research interests are creditor rights in insolvency,the plight of employees when their corporate employer becomes insolvent and in phoenix activity.