Researcher biography

Dr Rosemary Gibson is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law, teaching in the Law of Contract and International Maritime Trade Law. Dr Gibson's PhD thesis concerned powers to terminate commercial contracts for breach.

Dr Gibson is also an experienced commercial litigator. Dr Gibson practised as a commercial lawyer for many years, most recently in the Shipping & Transport team at a leading Queensland law firm, where she advised clients on a range of matters including cargo and wharf damage claims, ship groundings, charterparty disputes and marine insurance matters. In 2016, Dr Gibson was one of the primary lawyers in the high profile Shen Neng 1 litigation.

Before commencing legal practice, Dr Gibson was an Associate to the Honourable Justice Chesterman RFD in the Queensland Court of Appeal.

Dr Gibson holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Queensland. In 2015, upon completing her Master of Laws, she was awarded the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law Dean's Honour Roll Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

Dr Gibson's research interests are in contract law, maritime and shipping law, private international law and insurance law.

Areas of research