PhD, LLM (Media, Communications and Information Technology) (UNSW)
Grad Dip Communications, Grad Dip Legal Practice (UTS)
BA LLB (Hons I) (Syd)
Dr Kayleen Manwaring is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law & Justice, and in 2022-2023 she has been appointed Senior Research Fellow in the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation ('Hub'). She joined the School of Private & Commercial Law in 2021, transferring from UNSW Business after a several 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 Hub and is also a member of the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security and the UNSW AI 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, insurance and AI, 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 Sydney Law Review, UNSW Law Journal, Monash University Law Review, 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, Santander Art and Culture Law 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).
Kayleen is currently working on a number of research projects relating to the legal implications of sociotechnical change:
* Challenges for a Cyber-Physical World
* Cyber security and cloud providers
* right to repair: connected devices, medical devices and assistive technologies
* digital consumer manipulation and dark patterns
* technological implementation of private law rules in smart devices
My Research Supervision
Bruce Duncan, PhD candidate (with Professor Deborah Healey and Dr Lu Wang)
Shohini Sengupta (with Professor Ross Buckley and Dr Natalia Jevglevskaja)
Business Associations (LAWS1091/JURD7224)
Electronic Commerce Law (LAWS8044/JURD7344)
Online Content Regulation (LAWS8040/JURD7440)