Professor Mark Perry

Photo of Professor Mark PerryProfessor Mark Perry is the Chair of UNE’s Academic Board.

The Chair of Academic Board provides governance oversight of the Academic Board and its committees, and through them provides guidance and advice to the Vice-Chancellor and UNE’s Council members.

Professor Perry’s research work sits at the nexus of science and law. He joined UNE in 2012 as Professor of Law, and remains an Emeritus Professor in two disciplines, Computer Science and Law, at Western University, Ontario, Canada, where he worked prior to UNE.

His expertise lies in biotechnology innovation law, large computer system interactions, and agricultural data. His research has focused on intellectual property and lab science projects, with recent work focusing on patents in molecular biology and cloud frameworks.

He has contributed to and led multi-million dollar research projects in Australia and Canada, and worked as a research administrator in his chosen fields for more than a decade.

Prof. Perry is an International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) Fellow, the main criterion for which is “outstanding scientific research results endorsed by international peers”.

For further information, Professor Perry's profile may be viewed here.