Rachel Burgess is a lecturer in competition and consumer law at the University of Southern Queensland and a research fellow at the Deakin University IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre. Rachel has worked in both the public and private sectors in Australia, the UK and the ASEAN region.
Coming from a broad corporate and commercial background, in the last 15 years Rachel’s work has focussed on competition and consumer law and policy. Since 2010, Rachel has worked primarily in the ASEAN region where she has completed a range of capacity building and technical assistance programmes for new competition regimes on behalf of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Asian Development Bank, the German development agency (GIZ), the Malaysia Competition Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat. Rachel has worked most closely withthe Philippines Competition Commission and the Malaysia Competition Commission, providing particular assistance in their early years of operation.
Rachel designed and delivered the first offering of Competition and Consumer Law at the University of Southern Queensland and then converted it to a fully online programme from 2018. Together with Gwen De Vera (University of the Philippines), Rachel was the recipient of an ANU Philippines Project collaborative research grant in 2017 for “Evaluating the level of awareness of the Competition Act in the Filipino MSME community”.
Rachel Burgess holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Laws in Public International Law (with Merit) from the University of London. Rachel is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and a Solicitor of the Courts of England and Wales.