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Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney

Dr Katharine Kemp is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney, and Academic Lead of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Trust. Katharine’s research focuses on competition law (particularly misuse of market power), consumer protection and data privacy regulation. She has published widely in these fields, including "Misuse of Market Power: Reform and Rationale" (Cambridge University Press, 2018), "Competition Law of South Africa" (LexisNexis) with PJ Sutherland, and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

Katharine is the Co-Leader of the "Data as a Source of Market Power" research stream for The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, with Dr Rob Nicholls of the UNSW Business School. She is also the convenor of the new postgraduate course, "Financial Law and Regulation in the Age of Fintech" (LAWS8174), and lectures Contracts at UNSW Law.

Before joining the faculty, Katharine was a Research Fellow on the UNSW Digital Financial Services Research Team, conducting in-depth research into the regulation of digital financial services in developing countries in particular, including through fieldwork in these countries.

She has also practised as a commercial lawyer in major law firms, as a barrister in Melbourne, and consulted to the Competition Commission of South Africa during the six years that she lived and worked in South Africa.

She is a Member of the Centre for Law and Market Regulation, a Member of the Australian Privacy Foundation and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Finance Initiative in India.


  • –present
    Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer, UNSW


  • 2016 
    University of New South Wales, PhD