Dr Kim Teh

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law(s), University of London, 1994
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern QLD, 2009

Contact

kim.teh@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33321

Biography

Dr Kim Teh was called to the English Bar in July 1995 and to the Singapore Bar in 1996 before practising law in one of Singapore’s top firms. Dr Teh was also formerly a school teacher and head of department, and, in 2003, she used both her teaching background and experience as a lawyer to develop a course on Education Law, and taught the same for two years at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Dr Teh’s major field of expertise is in International Education Law. In her research, Dr Teh examined the types of legal issues that were emerging on the international scene and has tackled topics such as bullying, negligence and student injuries, educational malpractice and sexual misconduct of teachers. Dr Teh believes that developments in education law across various countries show similar trends emerging, which have relevance and implications for schools. An area of concern for Dr Teh is how schools might implement policies to avert and manage legal risk and to avoid unwelcome incidents in schools.
In 2009, Dr Teh won a prestigious international award, the Ann Shorten Doctoral Thesis Award, for the best thesis in the field, and this award was presented in a special ceremony in Melbourne. Dr Teh has also published in the leading journals on education law in Australia and England, and has published book chapters in the USA and the Netherlands.


Apart from her work in this area of law, Dr Teh has taught Property Law, Tort, Commercial Law, and Legal Principles and Skills in the LLB program at Deakin, and Corporations Law, Business Law and Marketing Law to Commerce students at her former university. She has been involved as a supervisor in doctoral studies and has a keen interest in work-based learning.

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Research interests

Education Law

Torts

Affiliations

Member of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association

Teaching interests

Education Law

Law of Torts

Units taught

Legal Principles and Skills

Commercial Law

Torts

Expertise

Dr Teh's major field of expertise is in International Education Law. In her research, Dr Teh has examined the types of legal issues that have been emerging on the international scene, and has tackled topics such as bullying, negligence and student injuries, educational malpractice and the sexual misconduct of teachers. Dr Teh is interested in the developments in education law across various jurisdictions and the trends emerging, which may have relevance and implications for schools. An area of concern for Dr Teh is how schools might implement policies to avert and manage legal risk and to avoid unwelcome incidents in schools.

Conferences

Educational Research Association of Singapore Conference 2003

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2004

Academy of Principals Singapore Global Education Conference 2004

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2007

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2009

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2010

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2010

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2013

Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2014

Awards

Dr Ann Shorten Doctoral Thesis Award 2009 for the most outstanding PhD thesis in education law research and its contribution to education law and practice.

Publications

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2015

The changing shape of misdemeanor in Singapore schools

Dr Kim Teh

(2015), pp. 51-68, Global interest in student behavior : an examination of international best practices, Lanham, Md., B1

chapter
2014

The case for legal literacy for educators

Dr Kim Teh

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 252-268, Education law journal, Bristol, UK, C1

journal

Principals and legal risks: contrasting perspectives

Dr Kim Teh

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 55-71, International Journal of Law & Education, Newcastle, N.S.W., C1

journal
2013

Singapore

Bryan Tan, Dr Kim Teh

(2013), pp. 275-290, Handbook of comparative higher education law, Plymouth, England, B1-1

chapter

Educational negligence - comparative cases and trends

Dr Kim Teh

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 200-216, Education law journal, Bristol, England, C1

journal
2012

Corporal punishment - archaic or reasonable discipline method?

Dr Kim Teh

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 73-86, International journal of law and education, Newcastle, N.S.W., C1

journal

Singapore

Dr Kim Teh, Sook May Chia

(2012), pp. 227-238, Balancing freedom, autonomy and accountability in education : volume 4, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, B1

chapter
2011

Singapore

Dr Kim Teh

(2011), pp. 179-193, Legal rights of students with disabilities : international perspectives, Lanham, Md., B1-1

chapter
2010

Spare the rod and spoil the child : should the abolition of corporal punishment be reversed?

Dr Kim Teh

(2010), pp. 49-60, ANZELA 2010 : Proceedings of the 19th Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2010, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2009

Singapore

Dr Kim Teh, Kenneth Stott

(2009), pp. 173-187, Employment rights of teachers : exploring education law worldwide, Lanham, Md., B1-1

chapter

Principals and legal risk : complacency or concern?

Dr Kim Teh

(2009), pp. 37-47, ANZELA 2009 : Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association Conference 2009, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2008

Educational malpractice : legal cases and educators' views

Dr Kim Teh

(2008), Vol. 36, pp. 137-152, Education journal, Hong Kong, C1-1

journal

Student injuries and negligence : lessons from the international scene with implications for Singapore's educators

Dr Kim Teh

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 341-354, International journal of educational reform, Lancaster, Pa., C1-1

journal
2005

Globalisation, rights and issues in education law in Singapore

Dr Kim Teh

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 119-131, International journal for education law and policy, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal