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Natalie Skead

Assoc/Prof Natalie Skead

Head of School, Law
UWA Law School

Contact details
Address
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2962
Fax
+61 8 6488 1045
Email
natalie.skead@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
LLB BCom Witw., SJD W.Aust., GradCertTerTeach W.Aust.
Biography
Dr Skead is the Dean and Head of School of the UWA Law School. She teaches and and researches in Equity and Trusts, Property, Remedies, Proceeds of Crime, and Legal Education.
Key research
Natalie's research interests include Property, Equity, Remedies, Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime and Legal Education.
Publications
Scholarly Books
Carruthers, P; Mascher, S. and Skead, N.K eds Property and Sustainability: Selected Essays Thomson Reuters Australia 2011

Scholarly Book Chapters
Skead, N.K "The Torrens system mortgage: Mortgagor protection under the common law, in equity and under statute" in Esmaeili, H. and Grigg, B. eds The Boundaries of Australian Property Law, Cambridge University Press, 2016
Skead, N.K “Unexplained wealth: Indefeasibility and proceeds of crime legislation in Australia” in Carruthers, P; Mascher, S. and Skead, NK eds Property and Sustainability: Selected Essays Thomson Reuters Australia 2011
Witzleb, N. and Skead, N.K “Mapping and Embedding Graduate Attributes across the Curriculum” in Kift, Sanson, Cowley and Watson Excellence and Innovation in Legal Education LexisNexis 2011
Carruthers, P; Mascher, S and Skead, N.K “Property and Sustainability in Context” in Carruthers, P; Mascher, S. and Skead, NK eds Property and Sustainability: Selected Essays Thomson Reuters Australia 2011

Full Refereed Journal Articles
Skead, N. K. The Registration and Caveat Systems under the Mining Act 1978 (WA): A Torrens clone? (2007) 26 (2) Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal 185-201
Skead, N. K. Undue Influence and the Remedial Constructive Trust (2008) 2 Journal of Equity 143-163
Skead, N. K. A mortgagor’s remedies against a mortgagee for the improper exercise of the power of sale: You can’t always get what you want (2008) 15 Australian Property Law Journal 130-153
Skead, N. K. Casting the first stone: Lawyers’ liability under section 52 (2008) 16 Trade Practices Law Journal 6-19
Skead, N. K. Registration under the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 (Cth): Perpetuating the Toothless Tiger (2009) 28 (1) Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal
Skead, N. K. Limitation Act 2005 (WA) and Equitable Actions: A Fatal Blow to Judicial Discretion and Flexibility – How Other Australian Jurisdictions Might Learn from Western Australia’s Mistakes (2009) University of Notre Dame Law Review 1-22
Witzleb, N and Skead, N. K. A bottom-up approach to developing LLB course outcomes and an integrated curriculum (2009) 43 (1) The Law Teacher 62-81
Carruthers, P and Skead, N. K. The Prior Certificate of Title and Wrong Description of Land Exceptions to Indefeasibility: Resolving the Overlap (2009) Australian Property Law Journal 240–258
Skead, N. K. and Carruthers, P. The Registrar’s powers of correction: ‘Alive and well’, though perhaps ‘unwelcome’? PART I: The Slip Provision (2010) 18 (1) Australian Property Law Journal 32-47
Skead, N. K. and Carruthers, P. The Registrar’s powers of correction: ‘Alive and well’, though perhaps ‘unwelcome’? PART II: The Substantive Provision (2010) 18 (2) Australian Property Law Journal 132-149
Arrieta Sevilla, L J, Skead N K and Carruthers P Protección tabular de los datos descriptivos de las fincas en Australia (2011) Revista Critica de Derecho Immobiliaro 723
Skead, N. K. and Carruthers, P. 150 years on: The Torrens compensation provisions in the ‘last resort’ jurisdictions (2011) 19 APLJ 174
Skead, N. K and Mascher, S On the Record: The Trials and Tribulations of Lecture Recording in Law (2011) 35 UWA Law Review
Carruthers, P.J., Skead, N.K., Galloway, K., Teaching property law in Australia in the twenty-first century: What we do now, what should we do in the future?, (2012) 21 (1) APLJ 57-76
Carruthers, P.J., Skead, N.K., Galloway, K., Teaching, Skills and Outcomes in Australian Property Law Units: A Survey of Current Approaches, (2012) 12 (2) QUTLJJ 66-84
Galloway, K., Carruthers, P.J., Skead, N.K., Assessment in the Law School: Contemporary Approaches of Australian Property Law Teachers, (2012) 5 (1&2) JALTA 1-14
Skead, N., Drug-trafficker property confiscation schemes in Western Australia and the Northern Territory: A study in legislation going too far, (2013) 37 (5) CrimLJ 296-314
Skead, N., Murray, S., Carruthers, P., Taking up the challenge: Embedding, mapping and maintaining threshold learning outcomes in the transition to the JD-the UWA experience, (2013) 47 (2) The Law Teacher 130-158
Carruthers, P., Skead, N. 2013, 'Property Law Teachers: Gatekeepers to a Broader Legal Understanding Through the Rich Tapestry of Property Law' (2013) 6 (1&2) JALTA 167-176. Winner, Best Legal Education Paper 2013 ALTA Conference
Skead, N. and Carruthers, P. 'Exploring the fundamentals: Indefeasibility, in personam, proprietary estoppel and Van Dyke v Sidhu' (2014) (22) Australian Property Law Journal 1-23
Skead, N. and Carruthers, P. 'Fraud against the registrar – an unnecessary, unhelpful and perhaps, no longer relevant complication in the law on fraud under the Torrens system' (2014) 40(3) Monash University Law Review 821
Skead, N.K Uncle Jack, Jaycee and the equitable doctrine of estoppel: Using Second Life to support the development of advanced oral communication skills in law students (2015) 49 2 The Law Teacher 1.
Skead, N. K. and Rogers, S. L. 'Stress, anxiety and depression in law students: how student behaviours affect student wellbeing' (2014) 40 (2) Monash University Law Review 564
Heath, M., Hewitt, A., Israel, M., and Skead, N. 'Beginning to address "the elephant in the classroom": investigating and responding to Australian sessional law teachers’ unmet professional development needs' (2015) 37(4) University of New South Wales Law Journal 240
Skead, N.K and Murray, S.L ‘The Politics of Proceeds of Crime Legislation’ (2015) 38(2) University of New South Wales Law Journal 455
Carruthers, P. and Skead, N. 'Confirming Torrens Orthodoxy: The High Court Decision in Cassegrain v Gerard Cassegrain & Co Pty Ltd (2015) 24 Australian Property Law Journal 211
Skead, N. and Rogers, S. L. 'Do law students stand apart from other university students in their quest for mental health: A comparative study on wellbeing and associated behaviours in law and psychology students' (2015) International Journal of Law and Psychiatry http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160252715001211
Skead, N., Crime-used Property Confiscation in Western Australia and the Northern Territory: Laws Befitting Draco’s Axones? (2016) UWA Law Review
Skead, N. and Offer, K., Learning Law through a Lens: Using Visual Media to Support Student Learning and Skills Development in Law (2016) 41(3) Alternative Law Journal 186.
Carruthers, P. and Skead, N., Rights to Renew and to Purchase in Registered Leases: Part I - A Case of Bad Timing for Rights to Renew (2016) 25 Australian Property Law Journal 1.
Skead, N. and Carruthers, P., Rights to Renew and to Purchase in Registered Leases: Part II – A Real or Imagined Distinction? (2016) 25 Australian Property Law Journal 115.
Skead, N. Uncle Jack, Jaycee and the equitable doctrine of estoppel: Using Second Life to support the development of advanced oral communication skills in law students (2016) 49(2) The Law Teacher .
Israel, M., Skead, N., Heath, M., Hewitt, A., Galloway, K., and Steel, A., Fostering ‘Quiet Inclusion: Interaction and Diversity in the Australian Law Classroom (2017) Journal of Legal Education 332.
Skead, N. and Rogers, S. L., Running to Well-Being: A Comparative Study on the Impact of Exercise on the Physical and Mental Health of Law and Psychology Students, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.05.012.
Skead, N., Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Read No Evil: Confiscation of Literary Proceeds under Australian Proceeds of Crime Legislation (2017) Australian Law Journal (forthcoming)
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Dean and Head of School 2017-present
Associate Dean (Students) 2012-2013, 2016
Acting Deputy Dean semester 2, 2014
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) 2015-2016
Funding received
Federal Office of Learning and Teaching Grant 2013 - Smart Casual: Towards Excellence in Sessional Teaching in Law ($49,000)
Federal Office of Learning and Teaching Grant 2014 - Smart Casual: Promoting Excellence in Sessional Teaching in Law ($225,000)
Australian Institute of Criminology, 2016 - Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: The Legislation, Criminological Perspectives and Experiences ($53,786)
Law Society of WA Public Purposes Trust, 2017 - Teaching for diversity, equality, respect and inclusion: Enhancing the capacities of sessional teachers in all Western Australian law schools ($23,142)
Honours and awards
Excellence in Teaching Award: Small Group Teaching, 2005
Excellence in Teaching Award: Small Group and Tutorial Teaching, 2007
Combined Faculties Teaching Award: Excellence in Teaching, 2010
Australian Learning and Teaching Council: Citation for Oustanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2011
Combined Faculties Teaching Award: Excellence in Teaching, 2013
UWA Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
UWA Nominee for Federal Office of Learning and Teaching: Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015 and 2016
Teaching
Natalie teaches Property Law and Equity and Trusts. She has previously taught Remedies and Employment Law.
Current external positions
Executive Committee, Australasian Law Teachers Association
Deputy Editor, Legal Education Review
Member, Law Society of Western Australia, Futures Reference Group
Review Committee, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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