Dr Kayleen Manwaring’s research interests lie at the intersection between emerging technologies, particularly information technology, and the law of contract, consumer protection and competition law, intellectual property law and corporations law. She completed her PhD at UNSW Law School in the area of consumer protection relating to the Internet of Things and other related technologies.
She teaches corporations and business associations law and intellectual property law.
She is a researcher in the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, the Centre for Law and Markets, and the Cyber Security and Data Governance Network. She is also a member of the Consumer Data Research Network, the Women’s Private Law Network, the Corporate Law Teachers Association and the Australasian Law Academics Association. Her work has been cited by the Organisation for Economic Development, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the NSW Law Reform Commission, 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 (Vic) and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN). She has acted as a reviewer for the international journals Computer Law & Security Review, the International Journal of Law & Information Technology, and the Internet Policy Review.
Prior to joining the School of Taxation & Business Law, Kayleen also taught law in the Business & Economics Faculty at Macquarie University. Until March 2012, she spent many years working as a commercial lawyer and in law firm knowledge management, in Sydney and London. Her work in practice primarily focussed on technology acquisition and licensing, intellectual property, and communications.