Rob Nicholls

Associate Professor

School of Taxation & Business Law - PhD, UNSW | MA, UNSW | BSc (Hons), University of Birmingham

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About Rob

Rob joined the UNSW Business School as a lecturer in September 2015. His research interests encompass competition law and policy as well as the regulation of networked industries and the financial services sector.

He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at UNSW Australia Law. Before his appointment, Rob was a research fellow at the Centre for International Finance and Regulation where he is investigated the intersection of competition law and financial services regulation and at Swinburne University of Technology where he researched spectrum management policy. He is also a visiting fellow at UTS Sydney Law.

Rob has had a 30-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance, particularly in networked industries. His first degree was in electronics engineering and he has worked for major corporates, in turnarounds and start-ups. Before moving to academia, he worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and spent 12 years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin.

Rob is an accredited mediator and the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator in a regime established to deal with wholesale disputes arising over both legacy services and migration to the national broadband network. He is also a member of the NBN arbitration pool.