Professor Lesley Hitchens has been a professor of law at University of Technology Sydney since 2008, and, since 2013, Dean of the Faculty of Law.
She is a member of the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board and in 2015 was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Professor Hitchens is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prior to commencing her academic career, she practised as a commercial lawyer for seven years, first in Sydney with Allens and later with Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in London. Professor Hitchens' research focus area is in media and communications law and regulation.