Rosemary Pattenden, an Australian national, studied as an undergraduate at the University of New South Wales from which she holds the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws and a University medal. She joined UEA in 1979 on the completion of a doctor of philosophy degree at the University of Oxford and has successively held the posts of lecturer, senior lecturer, reader and, since 1998, professor in the School of Law.

Academic Background

Her published research has been mainly about confidentiality, the Law of Evidence, criminal appeals and judicial discretion in criminal procedure. Her writing in these fields has been cited in judgments by superior courts in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa. Rosemary Pattenden is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof and produced the journal’s case commentaries.

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