Professor Andrew Kenyon

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Andrew Kenyon is a Professor in Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, a member of the School’s Melbourne Media Law Network and an Investigator in the multi-institution ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. He researches in comparative media law and democracy, including work on freedom of expression, defamation, privacy and data. As well as legal doctrine, this work draws on research in media studies and political philosophy. Among other projects, he has conducted doctrinal and empirical research into defamation law, litigation and news production practices in Australia, the UK, USA, Malaysia and Singapore, and research into comparative approaches to freedom of expression. He has held multiple ARC Discovery and Linkage projects, has law degrees from the universities of Melbourne and London, and has had been a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, London School of Economics, Queen Mary University of London, and l’université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Between 1999 and 2012 he edited the Media & Arts Law Review (with colleagues from 2009-2012) and he is currently a joint editor of the Journal of Media Law.

Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

Past roles include:

President, Academic Board, University of Melbourne (2021-2022) and previously Vice-President and Deputy Vice-President

Deputy Dean, Melbourne Law School (2010-2013)

Director, Centre for Media and Communications Law (2004-2018, joint director in later years)

Chair, Libraries and Academic Resources Committee (a committee of the University's Academic Board)

Memberships and Affiliations

Past roles include:

President, LSAANZ: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (2006-2007)

National Council Member, Museums Australia (May 2001-May 2005)

Board Director, Arts Law Centre of Australia (1999-May 2006)

Research Centres