Andreas Schloenhardt is Professor of Criminal Law at The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law in Brisbane, Australia. Since mid-2013, he is also a visiting professor at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Vienna, Austria. Andreas holds a PhD in Law from The University of Adelaide.
Andreas’ principal areas of research include criminal law, organised crime, migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, narcotrafficking, terrorism, international criminal law, and immigration and refugee law. He is the author of many books and journal articles and his work is frequently cited by other scholars, in government reports, and judicial decisions, including the High Court of Australia. His recent work focuses on organised crime legislation and Australian and international efforts to prevent and suppress migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons. Andreas is a frequent commentator on national television, radio, and in newspapers. At The University of Queensland, Andreas coordinates the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Working Groups.
Andreas has held adjunct appointments and visiting professorships at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (2011), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2007–09), and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA (2006–09). In 2011-12, Andreas was a recipient of a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Prior to his position at The University of Queensland, he was a lecturer at The University of Adelaide Law School
Andreas teaches Criminal Law, Transnational Organised Crime, and coordinates the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Working Groups at The University of Queensland.