Prof. Fiona Haines

Prof. Fiona Haines

The University of Melbourne, Social and Political Sciences

Fiona Haines BA (Hons), PhD is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences and Adjunct Professor at RegNet in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. She has undertaken extensive research in white collar and corporate crime, globalisation, risk and regulation. She is an internationally recognised expert in the area of regulation and compliance. Professor Haines' most recent published work includes a critical criminological analysis of financial fraud and the nature of money in the journal Theoretical Criminology as well as work, with Tim Connor of Newcastle University on abuse of human rights by sports shoe factories in Indonesia in the same journal. Her most recent bookThe Paradox of Regulation: what regulation can achieve and what it cannot published by Edward Elgar in 2011 systematically engages with the problem of regulation and risk to identify the conditions under which regulation can and cannot be effective. Her work is broad and interdisciplinary working across the social and political sciences and law as well as with colleagues in the earth sciences, economics and engineering in a collaboration that is looking at how best to manage sedimentary basins in a sustainable manner. Her major current research projects include an analysis of how to hold multinational corporations accountable for human right's abuse and the social impact of coals seam gas exploration.  See more at:

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

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