Victoria Law Foundation is building its research team

June 20th 2019

Victoria Law Foundation is delighted to announce two new appointments to our Research team.

Dr Hugh McDonald will be joining us as Principal Researcher and will lead the evaluation stream.

For over fifteen years, Hugh has been a senior researcher at the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, where he worked on critical projects in access to justice, legal needs and service evaluation.

Throughout his career, he has worked closely with legal aid commissions, community legal centres, state and federal governments, giving him a deep understanding of legal institutions and issues throughout Australia.

Cosima McRae comes on board as Senior Researcher.

Cosi has worked on gender equality and access to justice projects in both academia and the public sector.

She has extensive experience looking at the law through the lens of human rights, particularly gender equality, LGBTIQ rights and Indigenous sovereignty. Most recently Cosi worked on the Independent Review into Victoria Police at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

We are delighted to welcome Hugh and Cosi to our team, led by Prof Nigel Balmer. Their appointments increase our capacity to undertake research that will make a vital contribution in supporting better justice for Victorians.

Read our current three-year research program to find out more about the work that our research team is doing.