PhD, LLM (Media, Communications and Information Technology) (UNSW)
Grad Dip Communications, Grad Dip Legal Studies (UTS)
BA LLB (Hons I) (Syd)
Dr Kayleen Manwaring is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law & Justice. She joined the School of Private & Commercial Law in 2021, transferring from UNSW Business after a number of years teaching corporations law and intellectual property to business students. Kayleen leads a research stream on Challenges for a Cyber-Physical World as part of The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, and is also a member of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation, the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security, and the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute.
Her research concentrates on the intersection of sociotechnical change and private and commercial law. She focuses on the law of contract, consumer protection, intellectual property law and corporations law. She has previously published work on the Internet of Things, ubiquitous/pervasive computing, cyber security, ambient intelligence, consumer protection, online contracting, directors' duties, network neutrality, copyright and digital technologies, privacy, spam and communications law. Her work has been cited by the Organisation for Economic Development, the World Economic Forum, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the NSW Law Reform Commission, the Australian Council of Learned Academies, the United States Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Austrian (EU) Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Consumer Policy Research Centre and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN). She is an invited peer reviewer for the leading journals Computer Law & Security Review, International Journal of Law & Information Technology, Law, Technology & Humans, Australian Business Law Review, Competition and Consumer Law Journal, Internet Policy Review, GenIUS - Review of Legal Studies on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and Australian Tax Forum.
Prior to becoming an academic, she spent many years working as a commercial lawyer, as in-house counsel and in law firm knowledge management, in Sydney and London, for Blake Dawson (now Ashurst), AMP, Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and SJ Berwin (later King & Wood Mallesons). Her work in practice primarily focused on commercial contracts in the area of technology acquisition and licensing, intellectual property, and communications. Her first professional job was as an information consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).