Members Biographies

Professor C Beaton-Wells (as at April 2019)

Caron Beaton-Wells is a Professor in Competition Law at the University of Melbourne Law School. She is Director of the University's Competition Law & Economics Network and Global Competition and Consumer Law Program. Her research spans a wide range of areas in competition policy, law, economics and enforcement with a recent focus on competition issues in a digital economy. She is extensively published by leading international publishing houses, and has authored or co-authored six books and over 50 chapters or journal articles in this field.

Caron teaches subjects relating to competition law and economics primarily at postgraduate level. She has been a member of the Melbourne Law Schools’ executive body, as Associate Dean (Melbourne Law Masters) and Associate Dean (Undergraduate), and has been appointed to national and international editorial and advisory boards, including boards of the Academic Society for Competition Law, the Loyola Chicago Consumer Antitrust Institute and the Asian Competition Forum.

Caron is regularly invited to speak at major conferences organised by international and regional bodies and has consulted to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development, Association of South-East Asian Nations, and the New Zealand Government. She is a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network and a representative on United Nations’ Conference on Trade & Development Research Partnership Platform. She is also a member of the Law Council of Australia's competition and consumer and small business committees.

Caron was formerly a solicitor at (now) King & Wood Mallesons and a barrister at the Victorian Bar (2007-2016). She holds a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.