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Associate Professor of Law, Griffith University

Kate researches in property law and legal education, with particular interest in legal issues affecting women, Indigenous Australians, and environmental justice. Her research engages also with the intersection of technology with law and regulation. Kate is co-author with Melissa Castan and John Flood of 'The Global Lawyer (LexisNexis 2020) and serves as the editor-in-chief of the Legal Education Review. She is a member of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University, and is deputy chair of the Environmental Defender's Office.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Griffith Law School
  • 2016–2019
    Associate professor, Bond University
  • 2004–2016
    Senior lecturer, James Cook University


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2007 
    QUT, Master of Laws (by research)
  • 1991 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Laws
  • 1987 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Economics

Professional Memberships

  • Griffith University Law Futures Centre

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)
  • Higher Education (130103)