PROF Helen Anderson

PROF Helen Anderson


  • Academic, Law
  • Company law (Insolvency law)
  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law



  • 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).   


Member of

  • Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia. Academic Member 2011 -
  • Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee, Law Council of Australia. Member 2011 -
  • Australasian Law Teachers' Association. Honorary General Treasurer 2007 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2005
  • LLM, Monash University 1996
  • Grad Dip Bus (Acc), Monash University 1993
  • LLB(Hons), University of Melbourne 1981



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • 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.