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. She completed her PhD entitled 'Audio Visual Links from Prison: Prisoners’ Experiences of Video Technologies for Accessing Justice' at the University of Sydney Law School. Carolyn is a Lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School teaching Procedure and Criminal Law. Carolyn 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 is a co-author on ‘Policing Hate Crime: Understanding Communities and Prejudice’ by Mason, Maher, McCulloch, Pickering, Wickes and McKay (Routledge) and has contributed a chapter to 'Access to Justice: Comparative Perspectives on Unmet Legal Need', Asher Flynn and Jackie Hodgson (eds), Hart Publishing. Her research monograph 'The Pixelated Prisoner: Prison video links,court 'appearance' and the justice matrix' will be published in 2018 by Routledge.

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