Lecturer - Criminal Law, Procedure, The Legal Profession (ethics), University of Sydney

Dr Carolyn McKay holds a combined Commerce/Law degree (UNSW), two Masters degrees (Sydney) and is an academic member of the New South Wales Bar Association. In 2016 she completed her PhD thesis entitled 'Audio Visual Links from Prison: Prisoners’ Experiences of Video Technologies for Accessing Justice' at Sydney Law School. From 2017 Carolyn will be a Scholarly Teaching Fellow at Sydney Law School teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and The Legal Profession. Carolyn is a co-author on a forthcoming Routledge book ‘Policing Hate Crime: Understanding Communities and Prejudice’ by Mason, Maher, McCulloch, Pickering, Wickes and McKay. In addition, she has published sole authored articles in International Journal for Crime, Justice & Social Democracy; Law, Culture and the Humanities; Surveillance & Society; Law Text Culture; and The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts. She has contributed a chapter to Access to Justice: Comparative Perspectives on Unmet Legal Need, Asher Flynn and Jackie Hodgson (eds), Hart Publishing and a book review essay for the Sydney Law Review. Carolyn is also a practicing audio and video artist: www.carolynmckay.com .


  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Sydney


  • 2016 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    University of Sydney, Master of Visual Arts
  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, Master of Studio Art
  • 1984 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
  • 1984 
    Supreme Court of New South Wales, Barrister-at-Law