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Professor, Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney

Dr Kathy Bowrey is Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

Her expertise primarily relates to intellectual property, media and information technology regulation, reflecting a broad range of interests pertaining to socio-legal history, media and cultural studies and legal theory. She also researches on western laws affecting indigenous cultural and intellectual property. With her colleague Dr Catherine Bond, she is currently working on "Australian Made: A History of Australian Copyright Law and Creator Success 1868-1968". This project evaluates the role of copyright law in the development of Australian culture, involving an investigation of the experience of five iconic Australian creators in the arts: Nellie Melba, Norman Lindsay, Ken Hall, Albert Namatjira and Alfred Hill.


  • –present
    Professor in Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW, UNSW Australia


  • 1993 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Juridical Studies