Researcher

Associate Professor Rob Nicholls

My Expertise

Competition

Platform economy

Energy Regulation 

Automated collusion

Sharing economy
Superannuation
Financial services regulation
Regulation of networked industries
Telecommunications regulation
Consumer protection

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Biography

I am an associate professor in business law at the UNSW Business School and a visiting professional fellow at UTS Sydney Law. My research interests focus on competition policy, the regulation of networked industries and the financial services sector with an emphasis on the effects of technology in the regulatory space.

I have had a thirty-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance. My first degree was in electronics...view more

I am an associate professor in business law at the UNSW Business School and a visiting professional fellow at UTS Sydney Law. My research interests focus on competition policy, the regulation of networked industries and the financial services sector with an emphasis on the effects of technology in the regulatory space.

I have had a thirty-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance. My first degree was in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Birmingham and I was awarded his PhD and MA by UNSW Sydney.

Before moving to academia, I worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and spent twelve years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin, including as a partner. I am an accredited mediator and from 2012 to 2020 was Australia’s Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator.


My Qualifications

BSc(Hons) Birmingham

MA UNSW

PhD UNSW


My Research Activities

My primary area of work is in the intersection of regulation and technology. In that space, my focus is on competition, financial services regulation and the regulation of networked industries. My research outputs are directed toward policy change.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I am able to supervise higher degrees by research in my areas of research interest particularly:

  • competition law and policy;
  • consumer law and policy; 
  • regulation of networked industries;
  • regulation of superannuation;
  • regulation of financial services;
  • international standards setting;
  • telecommunications;
  • broadcasting;
  • internet policy; and
  • alternative dispute resolution. ​​

Currently supervising

Indriaswati Saptaningrum (Law)


My Engagement

  • ​​Senior Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member of the International Telecommunications Society
  • Associate member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Australian Computer Society
  • Practitioner member of Resolution Institute​
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Location

Room 2062 Quad Building
UNSW Business School

Contact

0412 646 477
0412 646 477