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Chew, Charles Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • School of Law, Faculty of Business and Law

Overview


 Dr Charles Y C Chew, formerly an international student from Singapore, was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria. He had a busy and successful commercial, corporate, finance and banking practice in the top tier and leading global corporate firms King & Wood Mallesons, Allens Linklaters and Westpac.

Inspired by the belief that education is transformative and can empower young people to be creative, independent and active learners, Charles accepted a lectureship in the School of Business (later Faculty of Commerce) of Western Sydney University before his appointment to this University. Here, encouraged by the high research profile of the Law School, he has for years lectured, researched and published on contemporary issues in regard to finance, banking, commerce, companies, and business etc. Charles's publications are in the form of journal articles, books and chapters in books.  Charles has completed all his academic qualifications (including his PhD in Law) either externally (by correspondence) or on a part-time basis whilst holding full time positions. He has an established and solid track record of publications and active research collaboration with leading academic institutions and fellow scholars in the region as well as globally.

Dr Chew’s research and scholarship centre on international trade, insurance law, banking and finance, contracts, corporations law, competition law and consumer protection and product liability law. He had taught these subjects, although more recently, he has concentrated on developing, coordinating and teaching Banking and Financial Institutions Law to international students of MBA, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Banking and Master of Applied Finance on campus and in the Sydney Business School.

Dr Chew has published extensively in his areas of interests in Australia and internationally, and has been widely acknowledged as a leading scholar and expert in his research fields. He has built scholarly networks in Australia, Asia, UK, Canada & the U.S. and his research outputs have been frequently cited in international research publications. He has successfully supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students from Australia and other parts of the world.

Dr Chew has over the years been representative for Law on the Senate, the Theses Examination Committee, Research Committee, Internationalisation Committee and the Promotions Committee. He had also been the Principal Investigation Officer for Law, Academic Integrity Officer, and formerly, one of the founding and committee members of the Asian Law Forum which had expectations of its increasing importance in the projected Asian Century.

A keen researcher, Dr Chew has been a Visiting Scholar in Oxford University, Cambridge University, Queen Mary University of London, National University of Singapore, University of Malaya, Consumers International Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and International Islamic University of Malaysia.

Qualifications: BA, MA (Education) (Sydney University), Bachelor of Legal Studies (First Class Honours) (being 1 of only 2 Externals to have achieved this) (External) (Macq), Diploma in Education (New England) (External), Teaching Certificate (Dept of Ed), PhD, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Technology, Sydney), Practical Legal Training (PLT) (College of Law), Diploma in Musicology (External) (Trinity College, London), Barrister and Solicitor.

Awards and Achievements: 2021 Continual appointment as News Correspondent for the International Company and Commercial Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters, London); 2020 Google Scholar; 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) ; 2016 Inducted as a Fellow of the Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching & Learning Excellence; 2010 Finalist, Pride of Australia Medal (sponsored by the Australian and the Daily Telegraph); 2001 Recognised in the Supervisor of the Year Award; 1993-2000 Legal adviser to Mensa of which Dr Chew has been an active member and its one time media commentator; 1992 Chief Executive Officer’s Inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award, Western Sydney University.

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Selected Publications


Mailing Address


  • 67 McKinnon Building, Level 2, Office 217

    University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Mailing Address


  • 67 McKinnon Building, Level 2, Office 217

    University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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