BA University of Sydney 1991
LLB (Hons) University of Sydney 1993
PhD UNSW 2014
Cathy Sherry is a leading Australian expert on strata and community title. She provides advice to government and the private sector on the complexities of collectively-owned property, both nationally and internationally. She is currently on the Technical Committee for the United Kingdom Law Commission reform of commonhold. Her book, Strata Title Property Rights: Private governance of multi-owned properties (Routledge 2017), the first academic legal monograph on strata title in Australia, has been cited by the Privy Council (O'Connor v Proprietors, Strata Plan No.51  UKPC 45). Cathy's research focuses on the social implications of private communities, as well as optimal planning for children. Cathy has a special interest in urban farming and the challenges of providing growing space in high density cities.
Cathy is an academic member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers (ACSL) and was a founding General Editor of the international property journal, Property Law Review.
With consistent student satisfaction rates of 98%-100%, Cathy is the recipient of a Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and a NSW Department of Training and Education and Australian College of Educators' Award. She was also a winner in the individual category of the Legal Innovation Index 2015, for her online Moodle site for Land Law. Cathy was named Academic of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in 2017.
Cathy is an inaugural UNSW Scientia Education Academy Fellow and her Scientia Education Academy lecture is available here: https://thebox.unsw.edu.au/video/scientia-education-academy-lecture-seri....
Academic of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2017
Winner, Individual Category, Legal Innovation Index 2015
UNSW Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
NSW Department of Training and Education and Australian College of Educators' Award
ACCAL Research Award 2012
I research the social, political and economic implications of high density and master planned development.
My current research focuses on maintaining productive growing space in high density cities, with a particular emphasis on university food gardens. I am exploring the potential of university food gardens for research and teaching.