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Mr Toby Nisbet


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2643, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.204A
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2643
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.204A  


Mr Toby Nisbet is a Lecturer and the Academic Coordinator Law in the School of Business and Law.


Toby is available most days by appointment, please call or email to arrange an appointment.


Managing Solicitor, Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre.

Current teaching

  • Criminal Law I & II
  • Constitutional Law I & II

Research areas and interests

  • Conflict of Commonwealth and State criminal laws
  • The assumptions and doctrines underpinning the Australian Constitution
  • Vexed terms and concepts in the criminal law


  • B (Bachelor Degree), The University of Western Australia.
  • B (Bachelor Degree), The University of Western Australia.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Nisbet, T., (2015), The Mental Elements of Assault in Western Australia. The University of Western Australia Law Review, 38(2), 46-61, Nedlands, WA.
  • Nisbet, T., (2012), The scope of the provocation defence and consent in Code jurisdictions. Criminal Law Journal, 36(6), 356-367, Pymont, NSW.
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