Andreas Schloenhardt is Professor of Criminal Law in the School of Law at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and a Professorial Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is also a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Prior to his position at The University of Queensland, he was a lecturer at The University of Adelaide Law School.
Andreas holds a PhD in Law from The University of Adelaide. He completed his first law degree at the University of Augsburg, Germany and holds the Erstes Staatsexmanen from the Ministry of Justice in Munich, Germany.
His principal areas of research include criminal law, organised crime, smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons, narco-trafficking, terrorism, criminology, 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 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 teaches Criminal Law and coordinates the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Working Groups.
Andreas has held adjunct appointments and visiting professorships at the University of St Gallen Law School, Switzerland (2013-2016), University of Zurich, Switzerland (2014), Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (2013), 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 the recipient of a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Andreas is a member of the Austrian Society of Criminal Law and Criminology and he has worked extensively with the Australian Federal Police, Singapore Police Force, and a range of law enforcement agencies across Asia and North America.