Rosemary Hunter

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Rosemary Hunter is an Australian academic who has been Professor of Law and Socio-Legal Studies at Queen Mary University of London since 2014.[1] Prior to that she lectured at Kent Law School from 2006-2014.[2] In 1998, Hunter and Helen McKelvie were commissioned to produce a report named Equality of Opportunity for Women at the Victorian Bar [1]. The report resulted in the formation of a working group to address systemic discrimination at the Bar.

Hunter is also a feminist who has written books such as Indirect Discrimination in the Workplace. In this work she argued that many apparently neutral employer policies effectively disadvantage women and people from minority groups. For example, a height requirement for security guards would effectively exclude many women and Asians.[3]

Hunter was also a vocal supporter of Di Fingleton, during her imprisonment for the offence of intimidation of a witness.[4] Fingleton's conviction was later overturned by the High Court of Australia.

Hunter is a supporter of affirmative action for women.[4] She has undertaken a number of funded research projects and research consultancies in the field of family law and procedure [2].

Before moving to England, Hunter was Dean of the Griffith law school and prior to that a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Melbourne.[5]

Hunter is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).[6]


  1. ^ "Rosemary Hunter - School of Law". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  2. ^ Hunter, Rosemary. "Hunter, Rosemary - Biographical entry - Australian Women Lawyers as Active Citizens". Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  3. ^ Hunter, Rosemary. Indirect Discrimination in the Workplace. The Federation Press. p. 360. ISBN 978-1-86287-089-5.
  4. ^ a b "Di Fingleton; The Siege of Glenrowan". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 June 2005. Retrieved 3 April 2008.
  5. ^ "Rosemary Hunter - Feminist Judgements Project". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Professor Rosemary Hunter FAcSS - Academy of Social Sciences". Academy of Social Sciences. Retrieved 3 July 2018.