Associate Professor Cathy Sherry, Academic Mentor, Law

Cathy Sherry

Associate Professor Cathy Sherry has taught compulsory and elective courses for 25 years, and regularly convenes large compulsory courses. She has consistently high teaching evaluations in Land Law, a subject widely considered one of the dullest in the law curriculum. She is the recipient of internal and external teaching awards, as well as internal teaching grants. Cathy has used technology extensively in teaching and has won a legal industry award for her Moodle site.  

Cathy researches in teaching and in property law. She is the author of ""Strata Title Property Rights: Private governance of multi-owned properties"" (Routledge, 2017), the first in-depth analysis of Australian strata title law. She consults to government both in Australia and overseas on optimal legal structures for apartments. She writes about the social, political and economic impact of multi-owed properties. She also researches the ways in which food growing can contribute to the greening of high density cities. She convenes and teaches in UNSW's Food Law course.

Cathy is a Scientia Academy Fellow and an Education Focused academic providing leadership and vision in learning and teaching across UNSW and in the higher education sector.

Email [email protected] to enquire if Cathy is available to mentor you.

Research Page

Mentoring for

Learning and Teaching

  • student learning 
  • learning and teaching curriculum design 
  • assessment and feedback 
  • peer review of curriculum 
  • formative peer observation of teaching 
  • convening a course 
  • integrating technologies into learning and teaching 
  • evaluation 
  • general teaching methods 
  • active learning spaces 

Awards and Grants

  • development of an application for a faculty learning and teaching award 
  • development of an application for a UNSW Award for Teaching


  • development of an application for a research grant 
  • feedback on a journal article 
  • feedback on a conference paper 
  • reviewing a journal article

Career and Professional

  • how to decide on career priorities 
  • supporting critical reflection through listening and asking questions

Conditions for mentoring facilitation

  • one-on-one mentoring
  • group mentoring
  • 1-2 mentees at any stage

Academic level of potential mentees

  • Lecturer A 
  • Lecturer B 
  • Lecturer C


Willing to mentor within my discipline and/or across disciplines.