Professor Julie-Anne Tarr

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QUT Business School, Accountancy

PhD (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Professor Tarr brings to her teaching and research a diverse background in:

  • financial services, commercial law and consumer protection
  • insurance, risk and regulation
  • complex project management
  • corporate administration, governance & ethics
  • not-for-profit change management
  • emerging technology regulation

She has previously held senior appointments in:

  • the United States (Indiana)
  • Australia (where she has taught at Monash, Bond and University of Queensland)
  • the University of the South Pacific

In addition, she has served as the General Manager, CEO or Director of a range of organisations including:

  • Queensland Institute of Medical Research
  • Indiana University’s International Programs Office
  • USP Solutions (the private commercial arm of the University of the South Pacific)
  • Litigation Reform Commission (Qld)

She has authored six books and legal treatises in the field of insurance, consumer protection and contracting; 70+ peer reviewed articles, book chapters, law reform reports and submissions; held Directorships of commercial and government Boards; and worked extensively as a consultant in the private commercial sector.

Research Affiliations – QUT

  • Center for Future Enterprise, foundation member
  • Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Fellow
  • Behavioural Economics Studies Center, Affiliate

Research interests include regulation, disclosure and consumer protection in:

  • complex contracts
  • insurance law and risk
  • complex project management, joint venture structures, start ups, intellectual property
  • governance, ethics and corporate oversight
  • health services delivery, biotechnology and medical research governance
  • legal philosophy, comparative law and history

Additional information

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
QUT Vice Chancellor Performance Award Outstanding Research, 2017
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
QUT Vice Chancellors Performance Award (Research Culture), 2014
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
QUT David Gardiner Outstanding Teacher of the Year, nominee 2014
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
QUT Vice Chancellors Performance Award (outstanding publication), 2010