Senior Lecturer – Criminal Law, Procedure, Digital Criminology, University of Sydney

Dr Carolyn McKay is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School where she teaches Criminal Law, Civil & Criminal Procedure and Digital Criminology. She is co-Deputy Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology. Carolyn is recognised for her research into technologies in justice, specifically her empirical research into prisoners’ experiences of accessing justice from a custodial situation by audio visual links. Her qualitative study based on one-to-one interviews with prisoners provided evidence for her PhD thesis as well as her recently published research monograph,The Pixelated Prisoner: Prison video links, court ‘appearance’ and the justice matrix (2018) Routledge. Carolyn has published and presented in relation to other technologies and served on the 2019 NSW Law Society Legal Technologies Committee. She has been appointed to the 2019-2020 NSW Bar Association Innovation & Technology Committee. Carolyn has been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford 2019 and for 3 months at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain 2013-14. Carolyn is also a practicing audio and video artist: www.carolynmckay.com .

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Sydney

Education

  • 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