Dr Michelle Evans-Bonner

Dr Michelle Evans-Bonner was appointed as a Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) on 1 December 2017. She is assigned to the General, Taxation and Commercial, Small Business Taxation, Veterans Appeals, Freedom of Information, Migration and Refugee, and National Disability Insurance Scheme Divisions of the Tribunal.
Prior to her appointment to the AAT, Dr Evans was an Associate Professor at the Curtin Law School at Curtin University. From May 2015 to May 2017 she was the Deputy Head of the Curtin Law School and the Director of Learning and Teaching – Law, Business Law & Taxation.
Dr Evans has a Bachelor of Arts (1995), a Bachelor of Laws (1998), and a Master of Laws (LLM) by research from Murdoch University (2006) in the area of sex discrimination and feminist legal theory. In 2012, Dr Evans was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Curtin University with a Chancellor’s commendation for academic excellence in the area of public law. She is the co-author of the textbook “Administrative Law”, 2nd edition (2015, LexisNexis Butterworths) published in the LexisNexis Study Guide Series, the lead editor of the book, “Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity” (Springer, 2014), and has published numerous scholarly journal articles throughout her career.
Dr Evans was previously a Deputy Chairperson and Community Member of the Prisoners Review Board of Western Australia (2015 to 2018), a Member of the Consumer Advisory Committee established under the Fair Trading Act 2010 (WA) to advise the Western Australian Minister for Commerce (2017 to 2018), and a Community Member of the Regional Appeals Committee at the Department of Housing, Western Australia (2014 to 2015). She holds a current legal practising certificate from the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.