Dr McFarlane is the Director of Kath McFarlane Consulting, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Kirby Centre at the University of NSW, and a former Assoc. Prof in Law. She draws on her wealth of industry and academic experience to provide consultancy and independent research services to government and community organisations. Kath served as a NSW Government Chief of Staff in the portfolios of Planning, Attorney General, Family & Community Services and Social Housing, was the Executive Officer of the NSW Sentencing Council and the NSW Children’s Court, an Official Visitor for NSW Corrective Services, and a solicitor working in both private practice and the community legal sector. Dr McFarlane has undertaken research for a range of agencies and industry organisations, has published with the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, the NSW Judicial Commission and the NSW Sentencing Council, and her work has featured in industry and community forums and in national and international academic journals.
PhD, Grad Dip (Legal Prac), LLB, BA