Researcher biography

Kate Falconer is an Associate Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law, and a PhD Candidate at the Australian National University's College of Law. Her doctoral research focuses on possessory rights and interests in the deceased human body and the implications of these interests for property theory. More broadly, her research interests lie in the law of the dead and bodily disposal, and the interactions of death with the private law.

Kate has presented papers at conferences both in Australia and internationally, and has held visiting research positions at Queens University Belfast and the Hastings Center in New York. She holds an LLM in US Law from Washington University in St Louis as well as an LLB with Honours and an undergraduate degree in archaeology from the University of Queensland. She currently teaches Trusts and Equity.