Legal Academic of the Year

Dr Karen O’Connell

Associate Professor

Faculty of Law, UTS

Dr O’Connell is a leading international and national expert in sexual harassment and discrimination law, and biotechnologies of the body, with over twenty years’ experience in law reform, research, policy and practice. Her research shapes public discourse. She advises public and private institutions on evidence-based, innovative ways to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. Dr O’Connell drafted the Federal Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment Law and is a significant contributor to studies leading to workplace reform. Her scholarship is published in esteemed international and national journals. She is an educator, advisor, collaborator and commentator on sexual harassment and discrimination.

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