Ellen's areas of research interest include government accountability and liability, with a particular focus on the legal and non-legal mechanisms that can be used to hold Australian government officials and entities accountable. She completed her PhD through the ANU, exploring the concepts of accountability deficits and overloads in her thesis. Before moving to academia, Ellen worked for a number of years in private practice as a litigation lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Ellen teaches Administrative Law at UTS, and enjoys drawing on her practical experience and research interests in her teaching.
- Government accountability
- Judicial review of administrative and legislative action
- Government liability in tort
- Administrative Law
Rock, E, Weeks, G & Boughey, J 2019, Government Liability: Principles and Remedies, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney.
Rock, E & Weeks, G 2018, 'Monetary Awards for Public Law Wrongs: Australia's Resistant Legal Landscape', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 1159-1186.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Rock, E 2018, 'Locating the Courts within the Australian Accountability System', The Frontiers of Public Law, University of Melbourne.
Rock, E 2018, 'Misfeasance in Public Office: A Tort of Substance', Obligations IX, University of Melbourne.
Rock, E 2016, 'Accountability in Australian Public Law', 2016 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales.
Rock, E 2016, 'What were they thinking? The role of fault in public law and accountability as a unifying theme', The Unity of Public Law, Cambridge University.