Professor Cheryl Saunders is a Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne and a Director of Studies of the public and international law specialisation in the Melbourne Law Masters. She has specialist research interests in comparative public law, including comparative constitutional law, theory and method. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law and of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and vice president of the Advisory Board of International IDEA. She is an editor of the Australasian Public Law Review and a member of the editorial or advisory boards of a range of Australian and international journals. She is the author of the volume on the Constitution of Australia in the Hart series on constitutions of the world and is presently working on a monograph on global comparative constitutional law.