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Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law School; Director, Referendums Project, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW

Dr Paul Kildea is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law School and the Director of the Referendums Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. His primary areas of research are referendums, electoral law and federalism. He is a co-editor of Tomorrow’s Federation: Reforming Australian Government (Federation Press, 2012) and has published in law and political science journals, both within Australia and internationally. Paul is currently undertaking research into the regulation of referendum campaigns, citizen participation in constitutional reform, and federal political culture.


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer, UNSW Law School
  • 2009–2011
    Research Fellow, UNSW Law School


  • 2012 
    University of New South Wales, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) / Bachelor of Laws

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Confronting the devolution paradox: constitutional values, federal political culture and governance reform
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council