Vanitha Sundra-Karean, Dr LL.B (Hons) (London), CLP (Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia), LL.M (UM), PhD (Queensland)
Dr Vanitha Karean is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Business. Her principal research interest is in comparative employment law and comparative public law. She has researched and published in international journals including Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Asia Pacific Law Review and LAWASIA Journal. She has presented papers as an invited speaker at international conferences, including academic and industry seminars in the area of employment law. She has also co-authored the book Australian Constitutional Law, Commentary and Cases (OUP). Dr Vanitha Karean is a pro-tem committee member of the Malaysian Chapter of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law and has worked in Malaysian and Australian tertiary institutions prior to joining Monash University Sunway campus. These include HELP University College in Kuala Lumpur, where she taught constitutional law, administrative law and labour law on English and Malaysian law degree programs and the T.C.Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, where she taught constitutional law and administrative law.
Sundra-Karean, V. (2011) “In Defence of Soft Law and Public-Private Initiatives: A Means to an End?-The Malaysian Case,” Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Vol. 12(2) (Accepted for July 2011)
Sundra Karean V. (2010) “Labour Law Reform in Malaysia – Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalized Environment”. Paper presented at the 23rd LAWASIA Conference, New Delhi, India, 11 – 14 November 2010
Sundra Karean, V. (2009), "The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Generating Change in the Malaysian workplace". Paper presented at the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law XIX World Congress, Sydney, Australia, 1-4 September, 2009.
Sundra Karean V. (2007), "The Constitutional Right to Livelihood as a Developing Field in Malaysian Labour Jurisprudence", Malayan Law Journal, Vol. 5, pp. lxxxviii - lxxxxviii.
Sundra Karean, V. (2007), "Charting New Horizons in Procedural fairness and Substantive Fairness in Individual Employment Law", Malayan Law Journal, Vol. 6, pp.i-xvii.
Karean, V. (2006), "The Malaysian Constitution and Its Identity Crisis-Secular or Theocratic?", LAWASIA Journal, Vol 1, 47-61.
Sundra Karean, V. (2005), "Can the “Right to Life” include the “Right to Livelihood”?, Law Review, pp. 42-53.
Sundra Karean, V. (2003) “The Constitutional Protection of the Right to Livelihood in Malaysia: A Reality or Mere Fallacy?,” Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol. 11, No.1, pp. 23-42.
Books and Book Chapters
Sundra-Karean V. (2012), Employment Law and Theory: A Malaysian Focus with Comparative Perspectives, Current Law Journal, Kuala Lumpur. (Accepted).
Ratnapala, S. John, T. Karean. V. and Koch, C. (2006), Australian Constitutional Law: Commentary and Cases, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Sundra Karean, V. (2006), “The Malaysian SME: Human Capital and Employment Norms” in Ndubisi, N.O. and Saleh, A.S. (Eds.), Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Malaysian & Global Perspectives, Pearson Prentice Hall.