Dr Carolyn M Evans
Research Associate

Dr Carolyn M Evans

Doctor of Philosophy (2019) University of New South Wales, Sydney
Thesis entitled ‘Towards a more accountable United Nations Security Council - why, to whom, for what, and how’
Research completed with scholarships from the Australian Government Research Training Program (formerly the Australian Postgraduate Awards) and the UNSW Faculty of Law, both continued for maximum duration of 3.5 years (full time).

Master of Legal Studies (2010) University of New South Wales, Sydney
Focus on public international law, constitutional law and international human rights law. Weighted average mark of over 85% (High Distinction). Listed twice in the Faculty of Law Dean’s List For Excellence in Academic Performance for attaining the highest mark in a course unit.

Master of Business Administration (1988) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now RMIT University), Melbourne
In addition to coursework, a (required) major research project was completed on the human behaviour aspects of mathematical modelling in inventory management. The research investigated decision-making practice in the Royal Australian Air Force and included field work with allied forces in the USA, Canada and New Zealand.  The project was supported by a Defence Fellowship (one year, full time, fully funded) awarded by the Australian Defence Force.

Graduate Diploma in Operations Research (1987) South Australian Institute of Technology (now University of South Australia), Adelaide
Coursework spanned applied mathematics and computer programming, with a (required) research essay - completed on modelling space allocation decisions of large organisations. The essay was published after winning the 1986 Australian Society for Operations Research (Vic) Student Paper of the Year.

Bachelor of Business (Distinction) (1982) Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education (now University of Southern Queensland), Toowomba
Undertaken as an officer cadet with the Royal Australian Air Force.  Attained a double major in Economics and Personnel Management. This included an independent research study in industrial law, examining trade practices law implications of union-led boycotts and strike action. Awarded the 1982 Australian Institute of Management (Qld) Prize for Best Graduate in Management.

Law & Justice
Sch of Global&Public Law

Previously a senior decision-maker in commercial and nonprofit enterprise, after an early career in the Royal Australian Air Force which culminated in the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross.

Carolyn is presently a researcher and teaching fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, with current interests in international law - particularly in relation to her recent monograph, Towards a more accountable United Nations Security Council (Brill | Nijhoff, February 2021). 

In parallel to her doctoral research, on which the book is based, Carolyn has had the opportunity to contribute to projects on ‘The partiality of international peacekeeping’, ‘Scenario-Based Training for Senior Leadership in Peace Operations - Sexual Exploitation and Abuse’, ‘Dealing with Disgrace: Addressing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping’, and ‘Leveraging power and influence on the United Nations Security Council’.  

She has also addressed topics as diverse as forced marriage in Australia and competition in Australian retail banking, and, more recently, is supporting a project investigating constitutional populism as it relates to constitutional democracy. 

Publications

  • Books | 2021
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans CM, 2021, Towards a more accountable United Nations Security Council, Brill | Nijhoff, Netherlands, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444300
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans CM, 2018, 'What is this thing called global justice?', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 24, pp. 244 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238x.2018.1463964
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans CM, 2016, 'International organizations as orchestrators: Edited by Kenneth W abbott, Philipp Genschel, Duncan Snidal and Bernhard Zangl', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 22, pp. 197 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2016.11910950
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans C, 2016, 'Finding obligation: Foundation for a More Accountable Security Council', New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, vol. 14, pp. 129 - 129, https://www.victoria.ac.nz/law/centres/nzcpl/publications/nz-journal-of-public-and-international-law/previous-issues/volume-141,-june-2016
  • Reports | 2015
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans C; Healey DJ; Nehme M; Nicholls R; Penel C, 2015, Competition in Financial Services, Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Centre for International Finance and Regualtion, https://apo.org.au/node/57607
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans C, 2014, Forced & servile marriage casebook: beyond the stereotypes, Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services Ltd, Sydney, https://apo.org.au/node/57417
  • Theses / Dissertations | 2019
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans C, 2019, Towards a more accountable United Nations Security Council: why, to whom, for what, and how, University of New South Wales
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans C, 2017, 'Should the E10 be obliged to represent collective security interests in Council decision making? Learning from Council decisions on Timor in 1975 and 1999', presented at Influence in the United Nations Security Council: Rethinking the Role of Elected Members, Florence, Italy, 28-29 September 2017), 28 September 2017 - 29 September 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans C, 2016, 'What Price Peacekeeping?  A Perspective on Individual Accountability in UN Peace Missions', presented at Australia-Japan Foundation Workshop on Operationalising Human Rights in Peace Missions, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law, 26-27 February 2016), 26 February 2016 - 27 February 2016
    Working Papers | 2015
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Nicholls R; Evans C, 2015, The Nature of Competition in Australian Retail Banking, Centre for International Finance and Regulation, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org10.4225/50/583dffeead273, https://apo.org.au/node/67360
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Carolyn M Evans
    Evans C, 2015, 'Finding obligation: Foundation for a more accountable Security Council', presented at International Organisations and the Rule of Law: Perils and Promise’ Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington, 7-8 December 2015), 07 December 2015 - 08 December 2015

Awards

Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC), 1994 Australia Day Honours List: 'For conspicuous service to the Royal Australian Air Force particularly in the field of Defence logistics'.

Grants

Media