Faculty of Law

Helen Cockburn

Helen Cockburn

Dr Helen Cockburn

Executive Officer - Tasmanian Law Reform Institute

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Faculty of Law Building
Room Reference 1.06
Telephone +61 3 6226 2069
Fax +61 3 6226 7623
Email Helen.James@utas.edu.au

Helen completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Tasmania in 1987, majoring in Japanese and English Literature. For the next 15 years she taught Japanese and raised a family. In 2002 she returned to study, completing a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2006. In 2012 Helen was awarded a PhD in Law. Her PhD examined the construction of consent in Tasmanian sexual offences trials. She has been employed in various capacities during her years as both an undergraduate and a postgraduate at the Law Faculty. She was employed as a research assistant for the Centre for Law and Genetics (2004 -2010) and for the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) & Provost (2010-2011). She is currently the Executive Officer and junior research fellow at the Tasmania Law Reform Institute. In addition she tutors in Introduction to Law and is a sessional lecturer and tutor in Criminal Law.


Prichard, J and Matthews, A and Bruno, R and Rayment, K and Cockburn, H (2010) ‘Detouring Civil Liberties? Drug-Driving Laws in Australia’ 19(2) Griffith Law Review 330.