“Without research, there would be no progress in our society, no innovation and no new knowledge creation. As a human rights lawyer, I see innovative, engaged research as essential to enhancing the lives of our most disenfranchised people and empowering them to realise their full potential, through having a critical impact on the development of better laws, policies and practices.”
Internationally recognised expert in Australian public law and human rights, Professor Wendy Lacey is the Head of the School of Law at the UniSA Business School. In addition to her leadership role at the University, Prof Lacey remains an active researcher and has been published widely in the fields of Australian constitutional law, administrative law, judicial discretion and human rights.
Prof Lacey says her passion for human rights, fighting for the underdog, and for sensing injustice and wanting to do something to change it, was first ignited in high school. Since then she has dedicated her life to addressing human rights issues through her work as a lawyer, researcher and leader. Her ongoing research focus is on the rights of older persons.