Associate Professor, Griffith Law School, Assoc Director Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA), Griffith University

Leanne Wiseman is Associate Director of the Australian Centre for Intectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA) and an Associate Professor in Law at Griffith University. Prior to joining Griffith University, she was employed at QUT and worked in private practice and Government as a solicitor. Leanne's primary research interests lie in the field of intellectual property law, in particular the role that copyright in regulating the access to information. She has served as an executive member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) for a number of years and currently remains a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Leanne is currently looking at the legal regulation and governance arrangements arising from big data and the push towards open access. One particularly interesting project relates to the legal challenges arising from the collection, aggregation and dissemination of agricultural and scientific data.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Griffith Law School, Griffith University


  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 1991 
    University of London, LLM
  • 1985 
    Queensland University of Technology, LLB (Hons)