Alexandra completed most of her tertiary studies at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. She holds the following qualifications:

She is an escaped lawyer, having worked as an intellectual property and media law litigator at a large commercial firm before defecting to academia. However, she does maintain a practising certificate and still does pro bono work from time to time.

Alexandra joined the University of New South Wales Law Faculty in 2007, having held earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea, and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney, was Associate to Justice M.F. Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and worked in journalism at Reuters. In case you’re wondering, some of these positions were held concurrently and/or while studying…

Alexandra’s research focuses on the philosophy of intellectual property law, particularly with respect to the notion of ‘property’ in intangible objects and the communicative effects of trade mark and copyright law. Her publications examine issues such as commodification and intellectual propertisation, the role of intellectual property in the globalisation process, hot issues in intellectual property (such as access to essential medicines, ownership of the genome, and bioprospecting/biopiracy), and practical problems of intellectual property enforcement. Much of her research is interdisciplinary.

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The following pages include lists of, and links to some of, Alexandra’s scholarly research: