BiographyEric Windholz is a Senior Lecturer and Associate with the Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies.
Eric's research focuses on regulatory theory and practice, or what he describes as the science and art of modern regulatory practice. Through this research, Eric explores how regulation, public policy and the law intersect to inform regulatory regime design and implementation, particularly within federal systems. Eric’s research has been applied to the examination of regulatory regimes in important social and economic domains including occupational health and safety, disability services, sport and the environment.
Eric brings to his research a unique combination of perspectives born from 30 years' experience working first in heavily regulated industries in Australia, Asia and the United States; second as a regulator of industry; and now as an academic studying regulatory theory and practice.
The multi-disciplinary perspective Eric brings to his research is reflected in the wide variety of journals in which he has published. They include general law journals and specialist journals in employment, business, environmental and sports law, public policy, public administration, health and safety policy and practice and labour history.
Eric has a PhD from Monash University, a MBA from Melbourne University, a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), also from Monash University. Eric also has a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Eric is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia, and is a licensed legal consultant in the State of New York, USA.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Regulation, Public Policy, Federalism, Harmonisation, Occupational Health and Safety, Sport Law