Dr Eileen Webb is a Professor in the School of Law at the University of South Australia. She teaches and researches in real property law, particularly housing and tenancy law, competition and consumer law (including small business law) and elder law. Eileen is also an academic member of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia and an Adjunct Professor in the Curtin Law School.
Eileen is passionate about housing issues affecting vulnerable members of our society and her recent research has focused on security of tenure for older people, particularly how the operation of existing laws may make Seniors susceptible to financial exploitation. She has also examined how revised property and planning laws could facilitate more downsizing options for Seniors, canvassed the necessity for law reform to address the contentious issue of assets for care arrangements and considered whether property law and human rights principles could assist in alleviating the plight of older women who have become homeless. She is the co-author (with Margaret Stephenson) of Focus: Land Law (5th edition) (forthcoming 2019, LexisNexis) and a co-author (with Robyn Honey and John Mugambwa) of Real Property Law in Western Australia (forthcoming 2019 Thomsons).
Eileen has recently been a member of two national AHURI projects examining the scope for social impact investment to alleviate housing vulnerability, a BCEC project on security of tenure for older renters, a Queensland Government project reviewing the prevalence and characteristics of elder abuse in Queensland and , most recently, a National Survey on the Impact of Tenancy Laws on Women and Children Escaping Violence. She is a member of the Expert Reference Group for the international cross-organisational research initiative, The Implications of the Tenure Revolution for New Zealand and its Ageing Society.
Eileen is a foundation member of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing (ARNLA) and a member of the ACCC’s Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee.
At NEAC 2019 Eileen will speak at: