Think differently about the world

The College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences (ABLSS) creates resilient, lifelong learners ready to answer the world’s social, economic and ethical questions.


About us

Through challenging the status quo and collaborating across multiple disciplines, our students and researchers break down traditional barriers to translate knowledge into impact.

We believe in teaching how to think, not what to think, so whether you join us as a student, colleague or a partner, you will benefit from our flexible, free thinking environment where creativity and innovation work together.

Our disciplines

The College groups together fields with similar aims and interests to foster collaboration and cross-discipline activity.

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a range of disciplines:

  • Business
  • Creative Media, Arts and Design
  • Global Studies
  • Law and Criminology

Study Areas

Learn more about our disciplines and courses by exploring our study areas.

Murdoch Business School

We’re a global community of free thinkers where entrepreneurial skills are fostered and innovation is encouraged. Through state-of-the-art technology and collaborating with leaders in business, research and innovation, we are finding new ways to do business, for the better.

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Leadership team

ABLSS Professor Grant ONeill

Grant O’Neill
Pro Vice Chancellor

The College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences is led by Pro Vice Chancellor Grant O’Neill who provides academic and executive leadership across the College’s activities. The Pro Vice Chancellor is accountable for fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, high quality student experience, research excellence and productive external engagement.

The PVC is supported by the College Business Manager, Deans and Heads of Discipline, who lead the discipline groups.

Mr Aman Alagh
College Business Manager

Dr Andrew Webster
Dean Academic Operations

Mr Kelly Smith
Dean International

Professor Michelle Picard
Dean Learning and Teaching

Heads of Discipline

Ms Sonia Walker
Law and Criminology

Dr Leo Murray (Interim)
Creative Media, Arts and Design