Michael Head (academic)

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Michael ("Mike") Head (born 1957) is an Australian academic and lecturer at the University of Western Sydney.


Head obtained a master's degree in law from the Columbia University in New York.[1] Having initially taught law at Columbia, Adelaide and ANU, Head began teaching at the University of Western Sydney in 1999.[2] His main areas of study have been civil liberties, democratic rights, public law and legal theory.[3] He has written numerous books on these topics.[4]

Head became the first legal PhD graduate from the University of Western Sydney in 2004.[5] He went on to win the award for the UWS leading researcher by publications in the period 2004-2006.[6]

Head is also a national committee member in the Australian Socialist Equality Party for whom he has recently contested the seat of Fowler.[7]