Shelley Marshall

Associate Professor, RMIT

Shelley has advised and published on corporate accountability and business and human rights for 25 years, with a focus on the labour conditions of vulnerable workers and modern slavery. Shelley left legal practice in 2001 to join the team setting up Ethical Clothing Australia.

Her research has informed labour law reform in several countries and the policies of the International Labour Organisation. For example, over 2018-19 she made frequent trips to Thailand to advise the Thai Ministry of Labour on how to enforce labour laws for home-based workers. Shelley’s most recent book is Living Wage published by Oxford University Press in 2019. From 2020-2023, Shelley was the Director of the RMIT Business and Human Rights Centre. In recognition of her scholarly contributions, Shelley was awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship in 2020.