Rob Nicholls (Dr)
Senior Lecturer, UNSW Business School and Visiting Professional Fellow, UTS:Law
Dr Rob Nicholls is a senior lecturer in business law at the UNSW Business School and a member of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at UNSW Law. He is also a visiting professional fellow at UTS Sydney Law. His research interests focus on regulation of networked industries and the financial services sector. He has a special interest in regulatory interactions associated with competition law and policy.
Before this appointment, Dr Nicholls was a research fellow at the Centre for International Finance and Regulation and at Swinburne University of Technology. Dr Nicholls has had a thirty-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance.
Before moving to academia, Dr Nicholls worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and spent twelve years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin, including as a partner. He is an accredited mediator and Australia’s Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator. In addition, he is a member of the NBN arbitration pool.
Dr Nicholls first degree was in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Birmingham and he was awarded his PhD and MA by UNSW Sydney.