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Associate Professor, Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney

Paul Kildea is an Associate Professor at the UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice, and Director of the Elections & Referendums Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. He teaches and researches in public law, with a particular interest in referendums, electoral law and federalism. Paul is currently undertaking research into state and territory referendums, referendum rules and electoral law reform.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law School
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer, UNSW Law School
  • 2009–2011
    Research Fellow, UNSW Law School


  • 2012 
    University of New South Wales, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Laws

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Confronting the devolution paradox: constitutional values, federal political culture and governance reform
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council