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Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle

Marie Hadley is an early career researcher in intellectual property law, with expertise in copyright law and IP norms. Her work seeks to better understand the relationship between law and society. Marie completed her PHD ('The Politics of Cultural Appropriation Claims and Law Reform') on copyright, cultural appropriation, and tattoo in 2019. The thesis explores in depth the argument for law reform to prevent the cultural appropriation of Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, with a particular focus on the protection of cultural imagery and arts styles.

Marie is currently undertaking postdoctoral research on the ARC Discovery Project, 'Producing, Managing and Owning Knowledge in the 21st Century University’ (DP200110578). The project investigates the impact of institutional policies and research practices upon factors such as authorship, copyright ownership, open access and publishing.

Marie is a Lecturer in the Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle (UoN) in Newcastle, Australia where she teaches Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law, and Contract Law.


  • –present
    Associate Lecturer in Law, University of Newcastle


  • 2019 
    University of New South Wales, PhD