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Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne

Dr Natalie Galea is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at The University of Melbourne.
Natalie studies human rights and gender justice in the construction sector and human rights in elite sport. Natalie completed a major industry and government funded research project focused on policy, practice and gender equity in the Australian construction sector. She works closely with the construction sector and is a prominent voice for change.
Prior to commencing her career in academia, Natalie worked for almost two decades as a construction project manager in Australia and the Middle East.
She is an Australian Olympian.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, UNSW Sydney


  • 2018 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 2005 
    UNSW, Bachelor of Building Construction Management
  • 1994 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts


Australian Sports Medal