Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Professor Mark Nolan

Professor Mark Nolan

BSc(Hons), LLB, MAsPacSt, PhD (ANU), SFHEA

Professor Mark Nolan is an interdisciplinary legal scholar with qualifications in law, honours and doctoral training in social psychology, and a Masters of Asia Pacific Studies majoring in Thai language. Prior to becoming Director of the Centre for Law and Justice at CSU in April 2020, Mark worked at the ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Canberra since 2002. At ANU, Mark taught undergraduate and postgraduate students and researched criminal law and procedure, including codified Australian federal criminal law (such as counter-terrorism law, human trafficking, cybercrime, social security, and drug law), law and psychology, military discipline law (taught to Legal Officers in the ADF), Foundations of Australian Law, advocacy, and human rights law. Other research interests include citizenship law, social cohesion, human rights law, intergroup relations, stereotyping, prejudice, social justice theory, and sentencing law. Mark held a range of administrative positions at ANU including HDR Director, Associate Dean (Education), JD Director (including of an online JD), and Director of Postgraduate Programs.

Mark has also guest lectured into psychology and Asian studies programs, taught public servants (at the ANU National Security College), delivered continuing professional development courses to psychiatrists and psychologists, and, continuing legal education to lawyers. Mark has also taught law with law students to detainees in prison in Canberra; initially in a voluntary capacity for the Law Reform and Social Justice initiative at ANU then as a clinical course.

Mark was awarded life membership of the NJCA in 2020 in recognition of his role as a conference organiser and host since 2006 of conferences bringing together judicial officers, practitioners, academics, and other professionals including psychiatrists and psychologists. Other work undertaken for the NJCA has involved developing and delivering judicial education courses, hosting visiting judicial fellows, and editing the Commonwealth Sentencing Database (https://njca.com.au/resources/csd-principles-practice/).

Mark has made individual and joint submissions to parliamentary inquiries in the area of counter-terrorism law and federal criminal law and in 2017 was a co-author on a research report about memory of complainants of historical institutional child sexual abuse for the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: https://bit.ly/34LI5Em .

Mark has contributed to and/or hosted national and international research meetings on jury reform in Australia and Asia (especially the reforms in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan). Mark has completed staff research exchanges in Japan (Chuo University) and research training in Myanmar (University of Yangon), as well as delivering research presentations in Thailand (Chulalongkorn and Thammasat Universities). Mark has also taught international students visiting ANU from University of Alabama (comparative counter-terrorism law and Survey of Australia Law courses) and from a range of Japanese law schools (in the regular ANU Canberra Seminar). Since 2004, Mark has also helped to host visitors from the Japanese court system via visitor programs with the Australian Network of Japanese Law as well as the Ministry of Justice in Japan. Mark has also hosted visits from the Supreme Court of Thailand and Indonesian Australia Awards recipients; including teaching visiting Indonesian investigators interviewing psychology together with Australian police officers.

Mark was the inaugural ACT Branch President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) from 2012-2015. Since 2012 he has organised a program of research presentations and conferences for ANZAPPL (in 2015, jointly hosted by the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists). He has served as Secretary and President Elect on the binational executive committee of ANZAPPL is currently the Editor-in Chief (April 2020-April 2023) of the ANZAPPL journal Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

Upon appointment at CSU, Mark remained an Honorary Professor (adjunct) at the ANU College of Law: https://law.anu.edu.au/people/mark-nolan .

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Teaching

Since 2002 at ANU, Mark has been involved in convening or teaching into the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses: Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Criminal Law, Law and Psychology, Military Discipline Law, Advanced Military Discipline Law, Foundations of Australian Law, Criminal Justice, Prison Legal Literacy Clinic, Law Capstone Project, and Human Rights Law in Australia.

At Charles Sturt University Mark will teach into a range of law courses and criminal justice courses.

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Research Interests

Legal psychology, criminal law and procedure including codified Australian federal criminal law (such as counter-terrorism law and human trafficking) and military discipline law. Citizenship law, social cohesion, human rights law, intergroup relations, social justice theory, and sentencing law. Comparative criminal and constitutional law in Asia.

Research Projects

Current
  • Social Cohesion, Diversity and Integration project (4th placed cross-campus team of researchers from the 2018 Grand Challenges Bid funded as a start-up project by the VC and various ANU Deans). The funding for a law component is committed is $150,000 over 3 years 2019-2021.
  • Narratives of Compassion in Sentencing (with A/Prof Anthony Hopkins, Prof Lorana Bartels, Dr Stephen Tang and Dr Shannon Buglar (research assistant)) $25 000 in 2019 ANU College of Law New Research Collaboration Grant for an experimental project on attitudes and reaction to compassionate approaches to writing sentencing remarks and discourse analysis of some sentencing remarks including the initial County Court sentencing of Cardinal Pell.
  • Post-sentence detention or monitoring for terrorism risk in Australian States.
  • Regulation of Online Abhorrent Violent Material post-Christchurch.
  • Alternative ways of adducing evidence in child sexual abuse trials.

  • Legal Psychology in Australia (2nd Edition, Thomson Reuters Law Book).
  • Memory of complainants in decided cases of historical institutional child sexual abuse.

Past funded projects

Mark Nolan, Understanding the Link Between “Victim” and Perpetrator Status for Thai Women Convicted of Trafficking and Enslaving Thai Women in Australia (ANU College of Law Small Grant Scheme / ARC seeding Project, 2016, $3963.60).

Andrew Byrnes, Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani, Russell Hogg, Penelope Mathew, Mark Nolan, and Gabriele Porretto, Terrorism and the Non-State Actor After September 11: The Role of Law in the Search for Security. Discovery Project (DP0451473) Funded by the Australian Research Council 2004-2007, $180 000 total.


Summary: September 11 elicited diverse legal responses to a perceived threat of unprecedented global terrorism. This project will redress the dearth of analysis integrating legal and social-scientific perspectives on recent anti-terrorism laws. Combining perspectives from international and criminal law, criminology and social psychology, the project will explore the challenges these developments pose to accepted legal categories; debates around exceptionalism as a justification for new laws; their unintended and collateral consequences; and public attitudes to new security measures. The research will enhance understanding of current reactions to terrorism and inform policy analysis and public debate over appropriate future responses.

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Books (authored)

Books (edited)

Book Chapters

  • Mark A Nolan, Martha Henderson Hurley, Dilip K Das, and Philip Birch, 'Contextualising the Issue: Leadership in Corrections' in Dilip K Das and Philip Birch (eds) Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World (Volume 3, New York: Routledge, 2020) 1-6.
  • Philip Birch, Mark A Nolan, Martha Henderson Hurley, and Dilip K Das, 'Reflecting on Leaders in Corrections' in Dilip K Das and Philip Birch (eds) Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World (Volume 3, New York: Routledge, 2020) 213-223.
  • Mark Nolan and Jane Goodman-Delahunty, 'Law and Psychology in Australia' in Mitsuyuki Inaba, Tatsuya Sato, Katsumi Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Shinoda, and Kosuke Wakabayashi (eds) Word Map Hou to Shinri-gaku [Word Map of Law and Psychology] (Tokyo: Shin-yo sha Co., in press).
  • Sarah Bishop and Mark Nolan, ‘The Criminal Justice Process of Thailand / Yaowalak Anuphan, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, Bangkok” in Jane Goodman-Delahunty and Dilip K Das (eds) Trends in Legal Advocacy: Interviews with Prosecutors and Criminal Defence Lawyers Across the Globe (Volume 1, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017) 257-283.
  • Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, and Kim Rubenstein, 'Introduction: Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World' in Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan, and Kim Rubenstein (eds) Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 1-27.
  • MA Nolan, 'Jury Conduct' in R Chadwick (ed) Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (Second Edition, Volume 2, San Diego: Academic Press, 2012) 794-800.
  • MA Nolan, 'Social Science and Criminal Law Reform: Beyond Mere Opinion Polling and Penal Populism' in B McSherry, A Norrie and S Bronitt (eds), Regulating Deviance: The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing/Onati International Series in Law and Society, 2009) 165-182.
  • M Nolan, 'Lay Perceptions of Terrorist Acts and Counter-terrorism Responses: Role of Motive, Offence Construal, Siege Mentality and Human Rights' in M Gani and P Mathew (eds) Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror' (Canberra: ANU ePress, 2008) 85-107.
  • M Nolan and N Branscombe, 'The Human Self and Human Rights: Implications for the Psychological Continuity of Less Inclusive Selves' to appear in F Sani (ed) (2008) Self-continuity: Individual and Collective Perspectives (New York: Psychology Press) 201-211.
  • M Platow, M Wenzel, and MA Nolan, 'The Importance of Intragroup and Intergroup Dynamics for Creating and Responding to Fairness' in SA Haslam, D van Knippenberg, M Platow and N. Ellemers (eds.) Social Identity at Work: Developing Theory for Organizational Practice (New York: Psychology Press, 2003) 261-276.
  • MA Nolan and PJ Oakes, 'Human Rights Concepts in Australian Political Debate' in T D Campbell, J Goldsworthy and A Stone (eds.), Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) 75-92

Articles (refereed):

  • C Smith and MA Nolan, 'Post-sentence Continued Detention of High-risk Terrorist Offenders in Australia' (2016) 40(3) Criminal Law Journal 163-179.
  • C McKay, MA Nolan, M Smithson, 'Effectiveness of Question Trails as Jury Decision Aids: the Jury's Still Out' (2014) 21(4) Psychiatry, Psychology and Law 492-510.
  • J Gastil, H Fukurai, K Anderson, and M Nolan, 'Seeing Is Believing: The Impact of Jury Service on Attitudes toward Legal Institutions and the Implications for International Jury Reform' (2012) 48(5) Court Review 124-130.
  • MA Nolan, 'Review Essay: The Constitutional System of Thailand: A Contextual Analysis' (2012) 13(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law (available via SSRN at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2159591, 8 pp pdf)
  • MA Nolan, 'Counter-terrorism, Interviewing, and Investigative Interoperability: R v ul-Haque [2007] NSWSC 1251' (2009) 16(2) Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law 175-190.
  • MA Nolan, and K Rubenstein, 'Citizenship and Identity in Diverse Societies' (2009) XV(1) Humanities Research 29-44. (http://epress.anu.edu.au/hrj2009_citation.html).
  • MA Nolan, 'Counter-terrorism, Interviewing, and Investigative Interoperability: R v ul-Haque [2007] NSWSC 1251' (2009) 16(2) Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law 175-190.
  • Anderson, K & Nolan, M 2004, 'Lay Participation in the Japanese Justice System: A Few Preliminary Thoughts Regarding the Lay Assessor System (saiban-in seido) from Domestic Historical and International Psychological Perspectives', Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 935-992
  • MA Nolanand DM Grace, 'Should Adopted Children be Granted Access to the Identity of Their Biological Parents? A Psychological Perspective?' (2003) 12(1) Journal of Information Ethics 67.
  • KJ Reynolds, PJ Oakes, SA Haslam, MA Nolan, and L Dolnik, 'Responses to Powerlessness: Stereotyping as an Instrument of Social Conflict' (2000) 4(4) Group Dynamics 275.
  • MA Nolan, 'Some Legal and Psychological Benefits of a Federal and General Anti-discrimination Act in Australia' (2000) 6(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 79.
  • MA Nolan, SA Haslam, R Spears, PJ Oakes, 'An Examination of Resource-Based and Fit-Based Theories of Stereotyping Under Cognitive Load and Fit' (1999) 29 European Journal of Social Psychology 641. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291099-0992.
  • SA Haslam, JC Turner, PJ Oakes, KJ Reynolds, RA Eggins, MA Nolan, and JH Tweedie, 'When do Stereotypes Become Really Consensual? Investigating the Group-Based Dynamics of the Consensualization Process' (1998) 28 European Journal of Social Psychology 755. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291099-0992

Commissioned Government Reports:

Articles (non-refereed):

  • PhD Thesis MA Nolan, Construing Human Rights: Protecting Subgroups and Individuals (Saarbruecken: VDM Verlag Dr Mueller, 2008) see also the ANU Digital Thesis version at http://hdl.handle.net/1885/47996
  • M Nolan, 'Pleading Insanity and Mental State Defences' (2008) 20(3) Legaldate 8-9 [Legaldate is a publication distributed to Victorian High School VCE students of Legal Studies courses; also available via subscription].
  • H Selby, G Blank and M Nolan (eds), 'Special Issue: Persuasion (Part I)' (2007) 9(10) ADR Bulletin 181-200. H Selby, G Blank and M Nolan (eds), 'Special Issue: Persuasion (Part II)' (2007) 10(1) ADR Bulletin 1-20.
  • M Nolan and K Anderson, 'Reintroducing a Criminal Jury in Japan: Reform Lessons for Us All?' (2007) 90 Reform 47.
  • Mark Nolan (for the organising committee), 'Ensuring Accountability: Terrorist Challenges and State Responses in a Free Society' (2006) 25(2) Dialogue 63-67. MA Nolan, 'The Adversarial Mentality Versus the Inquisitorial Mentality' (2004) 16(3) LegalDate 7.
  • MA Nolan, 'More Creativity, Less Criticism: An "Evidence Based" Approach to Jury Reform' (2003) 15(3) Legaldate 5.

Conference Papers & Presentations:

2019

MA Nolan, 'Regulating the Online Sharing of 'Abhorrent Violent Material': A Step Too Far in the Regulation of Cyberspace and in the Creativity of Australian Federal Criminal Law' (Paper presented at the Psychiatry, Psychology and Law: Collaboration and Challenges Across the Global South conference, The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry, 2019 Joint Conference, Singapore, November 5-8, https://www.ppl2019.com/).

MA Nolan, A Hopkins, S Tang, L Bartels, and S Buglar 'Compassion and Sentencing: The Sentencing of Cardinal Pell as a Case Study' (Paper presented at the Psychiatry, Psychology and Law: Collaboration and Challenges Across the Global South conference, The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry, 2019 Joint Conference, Singapore, November 5-8, https://www.ppl2019.com/).

MA Nolan, 'National Security and Freedom of the Press' (Panel member with A/Prof David Letts, Dr Dom Dalla-Pozza and Mr Daniel Stewart, at this Centre for International and Public Law seminar, 3 July https://law.anu.edu.au/event/panel-discussion/national-security-and-freedom-press). Audio available at: https://soundcloud.com/anu-college-of-law/national-security-and-freedom-of-the-press  

MA Nolan, 'Current Status and Gaps in Australian Law: Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material Online' (Paper presented at the After Christchurch: Violent Extremism Online workshop, ANU Australian Studies Institute, 29 August).

MA Nolan, 'Narratives of compassion in sentencing: Reflections on the sentencing of Pell and Empirical Work' (Paper presented at the Regnet Brown Bag Criminology Seminar, 12 September).

MA Nolan, 'Narratives of compassion in sentencing: Reflections on the sentencing of Pell and Empirical Work' (Paper presented at The dynamics of the trial: Empirical investigations into courtroom interactions Workshop, ANU College of Law, 3 September).

2018

MA Nolan, 'Truth, Preventing Terrorism, and Predicting Reoffending Risk: Post-Sentence  Detention for Terrorism and Other Offenders' (Paper presented at the 11th ANU Spring Workshop in Social Psychology, Thursday 4 December, 2018)

MA Nolan, 'Post -sentence Detention of Terrorists: From Sins of the Past to Predicting Future Risk in Three New Australian Regimes'  (Paper presented at the 38th Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Hobart, 23 November, 2018).

MA Nolan, J Goodman-Delahunty, E van Gijn-Grosvenor, 'Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse as Evidence' (Half-day workshop presented to the 38th Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Hobart, 21 November, 2018).

MA Nolan, 'Post-sentence Detention of Terrorist offenders and Others at Risk of Committing Terrorism Offences Upon Release'  (Paper presented at the Translating PVE/CVE Research Into Evidence Based Policy Research-Policy-Practice Trilogue, The University of Queensland, 2 August 2018).

MA Nolan, J Goodman-Delahunty, E van Gijn-Grosvenor, 'The Top 10 Facts About Memory of Child Sexual Abuse' (Paper presented to the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, AGM Seminar, 21 March 2018).

2017

MA Nolan, 'Empirical Guidance on the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on Memory and Complainants' Evidence' (Paper presented to the Childrens' Court Magistrates' Education Day, Melbourne, 12 Oct 2017).

MA Nolan and Charisse Smith, 'Assessing Risk of Terrorist Recidivism and Evaluating Prison-Based Disengagement and/or Deradicalisation Treatment Programs: Are We Even Close to Being Ready For Continuing Detention Order Regimes For Terror Convicts' (Paper presented at the 36th ANZAPPL Annual Congress, The  Perils of Belief: Contending With the Consequences of Cults, Conspiracy and Contagion, Auckland, New Zealand, 24 November 2016 https://medium.com/@anzappl/.

MA Nolan, 'Assessing Risk of Terrorist Recidivism and Evaluating Prison-Based Treatment Programs: Are We Even Close to Being Ready for Continuing Detention Order Regimes for Terror Convicts? (Paper presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium 2016, George Washington University, Washington DC, 8-13 August 2016).

MA Nolan and J Goodman-Delahunty, 'Experimentally-based Law Reform: Effective Integration of Legal Psychology' (Paper presented to the National Law Reform Conference, 14-15 April 2016, University House, The Australian National University, http://www.anu.edu.au/events/the-national-law-reform-conference)

2015

MA Nolan, Counsel for the Attorney-General in Mock Continuing Detention Order Hearing A-G(Qld) v Nikora, 2 hour Feature Session, 35th Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (jointly hosted with the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 28 Nov 2015) [also was the principal author of the mock hearing scenario].

J Boland, MA Nolan, and S Rice, 'Improving Legal Literacy Among Prisoners: Social Justice Behind Bars' (Paper presented to the Justice and Hope session of the Justice Connections 4 Conference, University House, ANU Canberra, 20 Nov 2015).

MA Nolan, 'Legal Psychology in Australian Law Schools?: Reflecting on More Than a Decade of Experience' (Paper presented to the Teaching and Learning Seminar, University of New England, 12 Nov 2015).

MA Nolan,'Psychology of Investigative Interviewing' (Teaching of Indonesian Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) staff at the Queensland Police Service Academy 21 October).

MA Nolan, 'Learning from Each Other: Should Psychological Research on All-Citizen Juries and Mixed Courts Be More Similar Than Different?' (Invited Keynote Presentation to 9th Annual Conference of the East Asian Law and Psychology Association, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka Ibaraki Campus, Japan, 17-18 October, 2015).

MA Nolan, 'The Criminal Liability of Children: Comparative and Psychological Perspectives' (Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 14 August 2015).

MA Nolan, Participant in Roundtable Discussion, Concept of Lawyering and the Role of Lawyers in Anti-Trafficking Initiatives, 26th Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium, Police Governance and Human Trafficking, Ravindra Resort and Spa, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand, 8-12 August 2015).

MA Nolan, 'PhD and Masters by Research Skills in Law' (12 hours lectures for students and supervisors; DFAT-funded project for ANU staff to teach and research with colleagues at Faculty of Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar).

MA Nolan, 'Investigations Immunities and Determining the Duty of Care for Police in Tort' (2 hour lecture to 2nd year LLB students, Faculty of Law, University of Yangon, Myanmar, 17 August 2015);

MA Nolan, 'National and International Human Rights Regimes: Some Examples from Australia' (2 hour Lecture, Diploma of International Relations Students, Department of International Relations, University of Yangon, Myanmar, 19 June 2015).

2014

MA Nolan, 'Balancing Vulnerability and Responsibility: Human Rights, Psychology, and the Criminal Responsibility of Children in Comparative Perspective' (Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Annual Congress, Menzies Hotel, Sydney, 20 Nov 2014)

MA Nolan, 'Vulnerability and Responsibility: Human Rights and  the Criminal Responsibility of Children in Comparative Perspective' (Paper presented  to the Australian Psychological Society Professional Development seminar, Calvary Hospital, Canberra, 25 June 2014).

MA Nolan, "Unconscious Judicial Prejudice . . . and the Psychology  of (Judicial) Decision-Making" (Presentation with panel members Justice Monika Schmidt (NSWSC) and Justice Steven Rares (FCA) as part of the National Judicial Orientation Program, convened by the National Judicial College of Australia, Sofitel Hotel, Broadbeach, 17 June 2014).

MA Nolan, 'Should We Give Children a Doli?: Human Rights and the Criminal Responsibility in Comparative Perspective' (Paper presented to the Justice Connections Symposium III, University of Canberra, 30 May, 2014).

MA Nolan, 'Should We Give Children a Doli?: Human Rights and the Criminal Responsibility in Comparative Perspective' (Paper presented to the Early to Mid Career Research Workshop, Critical Approaches to Law, Governance and Development, ANU College of Law, 20-21 February 2014).

2013

MA Nolan, ‘Is There a Duty of Care Owed by Attending Police to a Mentally Ill Person in Crisis in the Community?’ (Paper presented at the 33rd ANZAPPL Annual Congress, Human Frailties, Human Rights, Human Nature: Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Lawyers, Adelaide 28-30 November 2013).

MA Nolan, ‘Beyond “Mere Emotions”: Psychological Injury as Aggravated Assault  in Criminal Prosecutions’ (Paper presented at the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Forensic Psychologists Conference, Fremantle, 18-20 April 2013).

2012

MA Nolan, 'Promoting Soft Empty Hands Negotiation or Hands Now Tied? Tortious Liability for Negligent Interaction with a Mentally Ill Citizen in the ACT Case of Crowley' (Paper presented to the 'Policing' session of the 32nd Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Melbourne, 23-25 November 2012).

MA Nolan, 'Intoxication Under the Commonwealth Criminal Code: Between the Rock of O'Connor and the Hard Place of Majewski' (Paper presented to the Works in Progress Seminar Series, ANU College of Law, 18 October 2012).

MA Nolan, "Unconscious Judicial Prejudice" (Presentation with panel members Justice John Dowsett (FCA) and Justice Debra Mullins (QSC) as part of the National Judicial Orientation Program, convened by the National Judicial College of Australia, Glenelg Pier Hotel, Glenelg, 22 May 2012).

MA Nolan, 'Intoxication Under the Commonwealth Criminal Code: Between the Rock of O'Connor and the Hard Place of Majewski' (Paper presented to the University of Newcastle Law School's Research Network, 28 March 2012, Newcastle Law Clinic).

2011

MA Nolan, 'Jury Research: Use of Question Trails in Decision Making' (Paper presented at Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors Annual Conference, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 7 July 2011).

MA Nolan, 'Political Protest or Terrorism: Terrorism Charges Against the Red and Yellow Shirts' (Paper presented at Seminar Thailand at the Limit: One Year After the April-May 2010 Protests, Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre, ANU, organised by Dr Tyrell Haberkorn, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, 5 May 2011.

MA Nolan, 'Collaborative Teaching of Comparative Law' (Paper presented at the 2nd Law Deans' Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 22 April, 2011.

MA Nolan, 'Special Verdict Forms in Criminal Jury Deliberations: Their Social Psychological Impact and Legal Controversy' (Paper presented to the Jury Research Symposium (Dr Blake McKimmie, Chair), 40th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Manly Pacific Novotel, 16 April 2011).

MA Nolan, 'Identifying Your Prejudices To Ensure Decisions Are Free of Bias' (Presentation in the Legalwise Decision Making and Judgment Writing Workshop, Thursday 10 March 2011, UNSW CBD Campus).

2010

MA Nolan, 'Constructing Models of Law School Curricula and Teaching in Times of Global (and Domestic) Financial Crises' (Paper presented at the Inaugural Law Deans' Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 15 October 2010)

MA Nolan, 'Psychological Harm and the Criminal Law: Should the Risk of Causing Psychological Harm Help to Define Terrorist Acts?' (Seminar to be presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS), Mt Gravatt campus, Griffith University, 1 September 2010).

MA Nolan and Jacqui Field, 'Citizenship, Allegiance, and Multiple Identity: Social and Developmental Psychological Research with Adults and Children' (Presentation to Centre for International and Public Law Workshop on Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World, 19-21 July 2010, The Australian National University).

MA Nolan, 'Psychological Harm and Criminal Liability: From Assault to Terrorism Offences' (Paper presented in the International Association of Applied Psychology Division 10 Psychology and Law invited Symposium (Chair: Prof Jane Goodman-Delahunty), 'Social Cognitive and Legal Psychological Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism: Innovations in Theory and Research', 12 July 2010, 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 11-16 July 2010, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre).

MA Nolan, 'Beyond Legal Research: Reflections on Interdisciplinary Research . . . by a Legal Psychologist' (Paper presented at the National Graduate Law Conference, The Other Side of the Law: Beyond Legal Research, 8-9 July 2010, Hedley Bull Centre, The Australian National University).

2009

MA Nolan, 'Diversity and Citizenship' (Presentation at the 14th Annual Public Law Week-End, Change, in the panel titled Law, Constitutions and Changes in the Population (13 November 2009).

MA Nolan, 'Unconscious Prejudice and the Psychology of Judicial Decision-making' (Presentation to the National Judicial College of Australia's Judicial Seminar, Parliament House, Darwin, 7 September 2009).

MA Nolan, 'Reflections About Interdisciplinary Research by a Legal Psychologist' (Presentation to National Graduate Research Workshop: Interdisciplinary Methods, National Europe Centre, Canberra, 27 August 2009).

MA Nolan (and Prita Jobling), 'To Shoot or Not to Shoot: Legal Psychological Perspective on the Use of Lethal Force Decision-Making' (Presentation to the Australian Association of Forensic Sciences - ACT Chapter Meeting, University House, Canberra, 27 August 2009).

MA Nolan, 'Dual Identity: Psychological Perspectives' (Presentation alongside Prof Kim Rubenstein to University of the 3rd Age, Canberra, 18 August, 2009).

MA Nolan, 'Counter-terrorism, Interviewing, and Investigative Relationships: The ul-Haque Case Study.' (Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Seminar Part A Terrorism, Interrogation and Torture: International, Legal and Policy Implications, Sydney, 18 August, 2009).

MA Nolan, 'Legal Research . . . With Numbers: Survey Question Design, Analysis, and Reporting' (Presentation as part of the Research Design and Analysis Research Forum, ANU Collge of Law, Tuesday 12 May 2009).

MA Nolan, 'Case Commentary: Counter-Terrorism Interviewing and Investigative Interoperability: R v ul-Haque' (Paper presented at Crossing Borders: Promoting Regional Law Enforcement Cooperation: European, Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspectives conference, Australian National University, 8-9 April 2009).

MA Nolan, 'The New Criminal Jury System in Japan: Should Thailand Adopt It' (Paper presented as a Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Friday 23 January, 2009).

2008

MA Nolan (with Deputy Chief Justice John Faulks, Family Court of Australia), 'Psychology of Judicial Decision-Making and Bias' (Session 11, National Judicial College of Australia, Phoenix Judges Program, Canberra, 22 May 2008).

2007

MA Nolan, 'Reintroducing a Criminal Jury in Japan: Reform Lessons For Us All? (Paper presented in the session 'Lay Participation in Australian and Japanese Justice #1' at the Japanese Law After Recession and Reform: Once Was Lost, Now Found, 5th Annual International Australian Network of Japanese Law conference, ANU, Canberra, 5-6 July 2007).

MA Nolan, 'Legal (Social) Psychology and Criminal Law Reform: Beyond Mere Opinion Polling and Penal Populism' (Paper presented at the Workshop on Regulating Deviance: The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, 14-15 June 2007).

MA Nolan, 'Reintroducing a Criminal Jury in Japan: Reform Lessons For Us All? (Paper presented at the Institute for Comparative Law in Japan, Chuo University, 5 June 2007).

MA Nolan, 'Measuring Support for Australian Counter-Terrorism Initiatives and Human Rights: The Impact of Offence Construal, Perpetrator Motive and Siege Mentality'. (Paper presented on 16 May 2007 to the UNSW School of Psychology Colloquium Series)

2006

MA Nolan, 'Citizenship Law and Identity: A View from Social Psychology.' (Panel Presentation in the Public Plenary Session 4 Who Are We?: How Law Constructs Identity,13 December at the 23rd Australasian Law and Society Conference Right or Racket?: The Protection of Law Wollongong, Australia,13-15 December 2006.)

MA Nolan, 'Measuring Support for Australian Counter-Terrorism Initiatives and Human Rights: The Impact of Offence Construal, Perpetrator Motive, and Siege Mentality.' (Paper presented on 11 November at the 26th Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 9-12 November 2006, Lorne, Victoria, Australia)

MA Nolan, 'Measuring Support for Australian Counter-Terrorism Initiatives and Human Rights: The Impact of Offence Construal, Perpetrator Motive and Siege Mentality' (Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, 20-23 April 2006).

MA Nolan, 'Measuring Support for Australian Counter-Terrorism Initiatives and Human Rights: The Impact of Offence Construal, Perpetrator Motive and Siege Mentality' (Paper presented at the Expert Workshop "Ensuring Accountability: Terrorist Challenges and State Responses in a Free Society", National Europe Centre, ANU 20-21 April 2006. This workshop was funded by ARC Discovery Project grant DP0451473, the National Institute of Social Sciences and Law (ANU), the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the National Europe Centre (ANU), the ANU College of Law, and the Centre for International and Public Law (ANU)).

2005

MA Nolan, 'Australian Attitudes Towards Counter-Terrorism: Perpetrator Motive, Offence Construal, Siege Mentality, and Human Rights Beliefs' (Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Spring Workshop, School of Psychology, ANU, Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Social Psychology Meets Law and Justice, 1-2 November 2005).

MA Nolan, 'Comparative Legal History of Counter-Terrorism Law in Australia and Japan: From the Hope Report to the CTC' (Paper presented at the Terrorism and Law Workshop, Gilbert+Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of NSW, Coogee Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach, 20 June 2005).

MA Nolan, 'An Intergroup Approach to Human Rights Law: Benefits for Psychology and Law' (Paper presented in the Social Psychology seminar series, University of Kansas, 13 May 2005). MA Nolan, 'Legal Psychology and Japanese Jury Reform' (Paper presented in the Social Economic and Organisation Research Group seminar series, University of Exeter, 28 April 2005).

MA Nolan, 'Report From Chuo Exchange: New Japanese Quasi-Jury Trials and Relevance to Australia' (Paper presented in the ANU Faculty of Law Seminar Series, Canberra, 9 March 2005).

MA Nolan, 'Thoughts on Jury Composition and Decision Making in the Proposed Japanese saiban-in seido' (Paper presented to students and staff at the Chuo University Law School, Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Ichigaya Campus, Tokyo, Japan, 8 February 2005).

MA Nolan, 'Legal, Political, and Social Psychological Responses to Terrorism' (Paper presented at a Staff Seminar, Institute of Comparative Law in Japan, Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Tama Campus, Tokyo, Japan, 3 February 2005).

2004

S Fletcher, MA Nolan, and S Bronitt, 'CrimPro: Teaching Criminal Procedure Using a Video Recorded Case Study' (Paper presented by S Fletcher to the Australian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education Conference, "Beyond the Comfort Zone", Perth, 6 December 2004).

MA Nolan, 'Legal Responses to Political Violence and 'Terrorism': Is Social Psychology Relevant?' (Paper presented to the Groupthinktank Work in Progress Seminar Series, ANU School of Psychology, Canberra, 26 November 2004).

MA Nolan and K Anderson, 'Jury Composition and Decision Making in the Proposed Japanese Mixed Jury System' (Paper presented in D Tait (chair), 'Jury Systems and Representativeness' at the 3rd Annual Jury Research and Practice Conference presented by the National Court of the Future Network at University of Canberra, the University of Melbourne, and the National Institute of Judicial Administration, 19 November 2004).

MA Nolan, 'Putting Identification as a Human Rights Activist and Social Change Ideology Into Practice in Australia' (Paper presented to the ANU School of Psychology's First Annual Spring Workshop in Social Psychology "Expectations, Norms, and Ideologies", Canberra, 11 November 2004).

MA Nolan, 'Teaching Criminal Procedure With Film, Practitioners' Interviews and a WebCT Self-Study Module' (Paper presented at the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference, Darwin, 9 July 2004).

2003

MA Nolan, 'Thinking Differently About Jury Deliberations and Mock Trialing' (Paper presented at the Jury Research Conference, Sydney, 17 October 2003. Conference was co-sponsored by the Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney and the National Court of the Future Project, University of Canberra.

MA Nolan, 'Studying Lay Reactions to Australian Anti-Terrorism Legislation' (Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Sydney, 26 April 2003).

MA Nolan, 'International Perspectives on Lay Participation in Justice: Is a Mixed Criminal Jury What Everyone Aims For?' (Paper presented at the Reforms and International Cooperation in the Western Pacific Rim conference, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan, 13 February, 2003).

2002

MA Nolan, 'Discrimination Between Women: Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Australia Since 2000'. (Paper presented to the 10th Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, Canberra, 15 June, 2002).

MA Nolan and PJ Oakes, 'Responding to Perceived Injustice With Human Rights: Strategic Thinking and Metastereotyping in the Australian Campaign for Access to Assisted Reproductive Technology' (Paper presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, in a symposium on 'Theory and research in social justice', Adelaide, 26 April 2002).

2001

MA Nolan, 'Human Rights Concepts in Australian Political Debate' (Paper presented to the Human Rights Protection: Boundaries and Challenges Workshop, St Kilda, 12-14 December, 2001).

MA Nolan, 'An Australian Mock Trial: Advocacy, instructions, addresses and the jury' (Paper presented at the Law Society of the ACT Seminar 'A Day of Crime in Canberra' in the session 'What makes juries tick?', Canberra, 28 November 2001.

MA Nolan, 'An Australian Mock Trial: Advocacy, Instructions, Addresses and the Jury' (Paper presented at the TAC Law Conference 2001, Melbourne, 5-6 October 2001).

MA Nolan, and PJ Oakes, 'Social Beliefs and the Construal of Human Rights: Perceptions of the Purpose of Human Rights in Response to Australian Mandatory Sentencing Laws' (Paper presented to the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, 13-15 July 2001).

2000

MA Nolan and PJ Oakes, 'The Selection of Justice Norms in the Human Rights Context: Social Beliefs, Justice Norms, and Activist Identity' (Paper presented on invitation to the Spring Workshop in Social Psychology: Justice and Fairness. School of Psychology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 27-28 November 2000).

D Abrams, S Duarte, S Guimond, C Mosso, MA Nolan, J-P Vernet, 'Status, Stability and System Justification: The Role of Identification and Social Dominance Orientation in Legitimating the System' (Paper presented on behalf of workshop group invited to attend a workshop on intergroup relations run by Dominic Abrams and Serge Guimond for the European Association of Social Psychology PhD Students' Summer School 2000, Clérmont Férrand, France, July 9-22, 21 July 2000).

1999

MA Nolan, and PJ Oakes, 'From Domestic to Transnational Identities: The Social Psychology of International Human Rights Law' (Paper presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Coolum, 8-11 April 1999).

Government Submissions:

2016
2011
  • A consultation paper I completed for the Maritime Union of Australia has been cited as an attachment to a joint union submission (No. 15) to the "Inquiry into the adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organised crime" being conducted by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement. The Committee's examination of MUA witness Dean Summers who appeared at 8.45am on Friday 18 Feb 2011 includes references to my work: A consultation paper I completed for the Maritime Union of Australia has been cited as an attachment to a joint union submission (No. 15) to the "Inquiry into the adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organised crime" being conducted by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement. The Committee's examination of MUA witness Dean Summers who appeared at 8.45am on Friday 18 Feb 2011 includes references to my work: http://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/wopapub/senate/joint/commttee/J13415_pdf.ashx .
2009
  • Submission to the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department commenting on discussion paper / exposure draft of amendments to national security legislation (with Miriam Gani, September 2009)
2006
  • Submission to the Legislative Assembly for the ACT Standing Committee on Legal Affairs on the Exposure Draft of the Terrorism (Extraordinary Temporary Powers) Bill 2005. (with Prof. Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani, and Prita Jobling. Report of the Standing Committee published 28 February 2006.
2005
  • Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee Inquiry on the Anti-Terrorism Bill (2005) (Cth) (with Prof Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani, and Dr John Williams, published as submission No 210.
2001
  • Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Cth) inquiry 'Australia's Role in United Nations Reform' (Reported June 2001).
  • Submission to Standing Committee on Law and Justice (NSW) inquiry 'A NSW Bill of Rights' (Report No. 17, October 2001).

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Current Supervision

Current PhD students supervised:

Constitutional Rights under Thai Constitutions https://law.anu.edu.au/people/sarah-bishop

Negligence and Military Offences in Australian Military Discipline Law https://law.anu.edu.au/people/joshua-liddy

Sentencing and Culture When Sentencing Indigenous Australians https://law.anu.edu.au/people/mary-spiers-williams

Official Visitors in the Japanese Correctional System https://law.anu.edu.au/people/carol-lawson

Current PhD panel memberships:

http://history.cass.anu.edu.au/people/murray-chisholm (History/CASS)

Past Supervision

(Co-)supervised PhD Students

Dr Alexandra Walker, The Global Collective Consciousness: Applying a Depth Psychology Framework to International Law (ANUCoL, Co-supervisor with Prof Kim Rubenstein) (thesis submitted)

Dr Abhichon Chandrasen, Enhancing the Deterrent Effect of Anti-Fraud Measures in Thai Securities Law and Compliance Procedures

Dr Alexandra McEwan, The Concept of Violence: A Proposed Framework for the Study of Animal Protection Law and Policy

PhD Panel Memberships

Dr Wendy Kukulies-Smith, Punishing Parents: A Study of Family Hardship in Australian Sentencing (ANUCoL, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Simon Bronitt)

Dr Robin Gibson, Bridging the Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality: Can the Law Enforce Quality Patient-Centred Care in Australia? (ANUCoL, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by A/Prof Miriam Gani)

Dr Johannes-Krebs, The Right to a Fair Trial in the Context of Counter-Terrorism: The Use and Suppression of Sensitive Information in Australia and the United Kingdom (ANUCoL, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Simon Bronitt)

Dr Carolyn Penfold, Contextualising Legal Education: The Case of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. (ANUCoL, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Michael Coper)

Dr Anne Imobersteg Harvey, Comparison of Counter-terrorism Law and Organised Crime Law: EU and Australia (Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Peter Handford):

Dr Melanie Blair, Euthanasia Law Reform in the UK (Faculty of Law, University of Newcastle, UK; Visiting PhD Scholar ANU College of Law, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Ashley Wilton)

Dr Kath Hall, Psychological Jurisprudence and the Professional Regulation of Large-Firm Lawyer Dishonesty (ANUCoL, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Stephen Bottomley)

Dr Saskia Hufnagel, Comparison of European and Australian Cross Border Law Enforcement Strategies. [PhD passed December 2010] by Saskia Hufnagel (ANUCoL, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Simon Bronitt)

Dr Caroline Blink, Processes in Long-term Attitude Change in Relation to Reconciliation. [PhD conferred July 2011] (CMBE, Department of Psychology, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Craig McGarty/Dr Ken Mavor)

Dr Léan O’Brien, Dynamic Justice: A Social Identity Perspective on the Context-Dependent Nature of Justice Principles. (PhD Conferred 2010) (CMBE, Department of Psychology, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by A/Prof Michael Platow)

Dr Antoinette Harmer, Assessment of Best Interests of the Child Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) by Australian Forensic Psychologists (School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University, PhD (Forensic Psychology) placement co-supervisor supporting a PhD panel chaired by Prof. Don Thomson (retired) and Prof Jane Goodman-Delahunty)

Dr Perri Timmins, Factors Influencing Judicial Officers’ Attitude Towards Using Sentencing Guidelines (PhD conferred Dec 2005) (ANUCoL, PhD Adviser on panel chaired by Prof Simon Bronitt)

Honours Supervisions in ANU College of Law and ANU Research School of Psychology

More than 40 supervisions.

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Professional Associations

  • President Elect, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)

Committees

  • Organising Committee for The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry 2019 Joint Conference, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law: Collaboration and Challenges Across the Global South (5 - 8 November 2019, Singapore)  https://www.ppl2019.com/
  • ACT Legal Aid Forum - Alexander Maconochie Centre Prisoners' Legal Services Working Group (2013)
  • National Judicial College of Australia and ANU College of Law annual joint conference organising committee (2006-present)

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Media

DateMedia

21 May 2020

Charles Sturt University, News, Have the bushfires and COVID-19 highlighted a constitutional crisis in Australia?

7 May 2020

2BS Radio, Interview ‘New role as Director for the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University’

4 May 2020

Charles Sturt University, News, ‘New Director for the Charles Sturt Centre for Law and Justice

2 May 2020

Centre for Law and Justice, Research Seminar, ‘More Than One Australian Post-Sentence Preventive Terrorism Regime: Straining Cooperative Federalism and Much More?’

28 April 2020

Australian National University, New & Events, ‘After a stellar ANU career, Professor Nolan prepares for new CSU directorship’

18 September 2019

ABC Radio Evenings Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility and Doli Incapax’ from 1:33:44 – 1:46:33

28 March 2019

Wall Street JournalJournalists Face Prison Over Reporting George Pell Sex-Abuse Conviction

26 February 2019

ABC Radio 666 Canberra How Does Jury Duty Work?’

12 December 2018

Radio 2CC Canberra ‘Inside the Mind of a Firestarter’

28 March 2018

New York Times ‘Australian Court to Decide Whether Cardinal Pell Faces Trial’

21 May 2017

ABC TV Canberra and online news ‘Concern over Jury Trials in the Internet Age’

6 July 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse report ‘Research finds misconceptions about memory may affect child sexual abuse prosecutions

26 July 2016

ABCTV Lateline ‘Prime Minister Pushes for New Laws to Detain High Risk Terrorists Indefinitely’

1 April 2016

ABC Lateline ‘What It’s Like to Sweat Under the Interrogation Lamp’

11 December 2015

Skynews TV Newsday ‘COAG Plan for Indefinite Detention of Terrorists’

12 October 2010

Lawyers Weekly ‘Force of Obligation’

28 September 2010

ABC Radio 612 Brisbane Mornings ‘Murder Charges Announced Against Four SAS Soldiers’

28 September 2010

The Wire Radio ‘ADF Soldiers on Charges Over Deaths’

28 September 2009

(with Simon Bronitt) The Age ‘Our Sights Must be Set on Justice’

1 May 2006

ANU Reporter ‘Trialling a Jury’

1 March 2006

On Campus ‘Legal Minds Help Shape Sentencing Courses’

6 July 2005

The Australian Higher Education Supplement (B Lane) ‘Terror a Law Unto Itself’

14 June 2005

ABC702 Radio Sydney Morning Show ‘Press Conference Held by Jurors in the Michael Jackson Case’

22 January 2004

ABC666 Canberra Mornings Show ‘Japanese Jury Reforms and Visits by Japanese Prosecutors to the ANU’

5 October 2001

ANU Reporter ‘The Human Rights Psyche in Australian Political Debate’

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