Nicola McGarrity

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UNSW

Nicola McGarrity is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, and the Director of the Terrorism Law Reform Project in the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

Nicola’s primary research interests relate to the intersection of public and criminal law. She has published extensively in Australian and international journals on the human rights implications of anti-terrorism law and policy and, in particular, the prosecution of suspected terrorists in Australia. Nicola’s interest in this issue was sparked by her time practising as a barrister at the New South Wales and Victorian Bars, including representing people accused of terrorism-related offences.

Most recently, Nicola published 'Anti-Terrorism Laws and Foreign Terrorist Fighters (Routledge 2018) (with Jessie Blackbourn and Deniz Kayis). She also co-edited 'Counter-Terrorism and Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice after 9/11' (Routledge 2010) (with Andrew Lynch and George Williams) and 'Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism' (Routledge 2013 forthcoming) (with Fergal Davis and George Williams).

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
  • 2014–2016
    Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
  • 2010–2014
    Lecturer, ARC Laureate Project, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
  • 2008–2010
    Senior Research Associate, ARC Terrorism Project, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales

Education

  • 2014 
    University of New South Wales, PhD in Law
  • 2003 
    Macquarie University, BA (Hons1) / LLB (Hons1)