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Professor, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide

Prior to joining academia, Melissa was Legal Manager, CSIRO, where she specialised in technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property.

Melissa is an expert in legal issues arising from use of digital technology, ranging from intellectual property to privacy and surveillance.

Melissa's research interests include: Copyright, fair dealing, surveillance, new technologies, content regulation, online games, social networking, governance of online environments, digital identity, new media, convergence and the commercialisation of space.


  • 2017–present
    Professor and Dean of Law, University of Adelaide
  • –present
    Associate Professor, Law School, University of Adelaide


    Monash University, PhD/Law