Researcher biography

Dr Peter Billings is a Professor at the School of Law, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2014 he was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of Warwick. His research interests are in particular areas of public law: administrative law, immigration and refugee law, social welfare law and human rights law. In 2016 he received an Australian Award for University Teaching - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Pro Bono Centre). Since 2010 he has received five teaching excellence awards within the School of Law for outstanding course/teacher evaluations, and in 2011 was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Equity and Diversity Award (UQ) for the Asylum and Refugee Law Project.

Recently, he has published several papers on crImmigration law, policy and practice in Australia: including; "Getting Rid of Risky Foreigners: Promoting Community Protection at the Expense of Administrative Justice?" (2019) 47(2) Federal Law Review 231. He contributed two chapters and edited a socio-legal volume entitled, Crimmigration in Australia - Law Politics and Society (2019, Springer), and co-authored a chapter (with R Ananian-Welsh) entitled "Counter-terrorism and the Exclusion of Refugees and Refugee-Citizens from Australia" in Terrorism and Asylum, J Simeon (ed.) Brill Nijhoff, 2020.

He has authored a judgment (with Narelle Bedford) for Bringing Indigenous Voices into Judicial Decision-making (N Watson and H Douglas (eds)). Currently he is leading an interdisciplinary project called Regulating Refugee Protection through Social Welfare Law, Policy and Praxis with papers to be published by Routledge in early 2021.