Professor Chris Evans, the former Head of the Australian School of Taxation (Atax) in the Faculty of Law, has been appointed an International Research Fellow at the newly established Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.

The appointment recognises Professor Evans as a leading international researcher in taxation. By creating a network of outstanding researchers, the Centre aims both to become the leading centre for interdisciplinary work in business taxation, and to create a dynamic research environment for full-time staff and international research fellows.

Professor Evans joined Atax in 1992 as a Visiting Fellow from the University of North London. He decided to stay at UNSW and served as the Director of Atax from 2001 to 2006.

"The establishment of this Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford will allow for vigorous international debate on business taxation. I am honoured to have been made a Research Fellow and am looking forward to working closely with my international colleagues," Professor Evans said.

Professor Evans will be visiting Oxford in June to participate in conferences and workshops, including a symposium on international tax avoidance issues.