Researcher biography

John Devereux is Professor of Common Law.

He is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland.

A Rhodes Scholar, John has degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Queensland, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from Magdalen College, Oxford University.

After an appointment as Lecturer in Law at Keble College Oxford University, John returned to Australia to work as a lawyer in a variety of contexts.

He has worked as a Defence Force Magistrate, a Barrister, as a consultant to a multi-national law firm, a Law Reform Commissioner for Queensland, a legal member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the legal member of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission.

He currently serves as a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

John is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He serves as Deputy Chair of the Board of Aged and Disabilty Advocacy Australia.

He also serves on the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Review Committee of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, and the Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme Review Committee of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation.

John has previously served on the Specialist Accreditation Board of the Queensland Law Society. Prior to working on the Board, John was a Member of the Personal Injuries Specialist Accredition Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

John has held academic appointments at Universities in Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In addition to teaching and research positions, John has worked as Deputy Dean, Head of School and Associate Vice Chancellor.

His work in tort law and medical law is internationally recognised.

John's research has been supported by over a million dollars in research grants.

John's work has been cited by the High Court and by Law Reform Commissions in Australia and abroad.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.

John was jointly awarded the Oscar Rivers Schmalzbach Prize by the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences.

John has served with the Australian Defence Force in the Army (infantry) and in the Air Force.

He has seen active service in Iraq, and twice in Afghanistan.

John was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States of America.

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