The Hon Robyn Ann Layton AO QC

Adjunct Professor School of Law, UniSA , and a Judicial Education and Program Development Consultant

The Honourable Robyn Layton AO QC is a former Supreme Court Judge who also previously served as a Judge in the South Australian Industrial Court and Commission and as a Deputy President of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Ms Layton was also a member (and later the chair) of the Committee of Experts on Application of Conventions of the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva (1993-2008). From 2000 until the present day, she has also served as a consultant for the ILO providing judicial and general training in labour standards in a number of nations.

Currently, Ms Layton is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia's School of Law and also works as a consultant for the Asia Development Bank on a gender development poverty reduction project for women in Kazakhstan, Cambodia and the Philippines.

Locally, Ms Layton serves as patron, chairperson or member of a number of committees and organisations, most notably as chair of the Advisory Council for the University of South Australia's Australian Centre for Child Protection, as co-chair of Reconciliation SA and as patron of the Migrant Resource Centre in South Australia. She was honoured as South Australia's Australian of the Year in 2012, the same year in which she was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her service to the law and to the judiciary.

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