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Professor Mark Stoney

Professor Mark Stoney

Professor Mark Stoney is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean Faculty of Business and Law and Chair of the University’s Academic Board. He is Chair of the ECU Human Research Ethics Committee, the Student Appeals Committee and the Library Consultative Committee.

Current teaching

  • Insolvency Law and Corporations Law.


Mark has been a barrister and solicitor for more than 30 years and has extensive teaching experience in many areas of law. He has held many senior management positions within the School of Law and Justice, the Faculty of Business and Law and the University over many years.


  • LLB;
  • LLM (with distinction).

Professional associations

  • Francis Burt Law Education Committee, Member.
  • Law Society of Western Australia Committee, Member.
  • Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre Board, Member.
  • Western Australian Curriculum Council Course Advisory Committee for Politics and Law, Member.
  • Western Australian Dispute Resolution Association Inc. (WADRA), Member.

Awards and recognition

  • ECU, Vice-Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Teaching
  • ECU, Vice –Chancellor’s award for Engagement in Teaching and Learning
  • ECU, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Service to the University Community
  • Faculty of Business and Law, Dean’s Award for Exemplifying University Values. 


Research areas and interests

  • Internet and e-commerce related issues and insolvency law (particularly in the area of statutory demands and directors duties to creditors as a company approaches insolvency).
  • The legal implications of Universities adopting the Turnitin program.

Recent research grants

  • 2014 - Assessing the Impact of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) on student readiness,  Griffith University, Office of Learning and Teaching grant.
  • 2012 - Drug Use Monitoring of Australia DUMA (Phase II),  Australian Institute of Criminology grant.
  • 2008 - Drug Use Monitoring of Australia (Phase I),  Australian Institute of Criminology grant.
  • 2005 - Research into the use of deception as a potentially legitimate policy in Commonwealth agencies, Defence Signals Directorate grant.
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