Associate Professor Heather Roberts is an ARC DECRA fellow, working in the field of judicial studies and constitutional law. Her research utilises interdisciplinary methodologies across law, biography, history, and gender studies. Her DECRA project is the first of its kind, world-wide, using judicial swearing-in ceremonies drawn from across Australia’s Supreme Courts, from 1901 to the present day, to explore changing expectations of judges and judging, and the ways in which the ceremonies tell a rich narrative history of the Australian legal profession and the judiciary.

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Posts by Heather:

Book Forum on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars

Ceremony matters: The lasting significance of the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Justice Susan Kiefel