Rosemary Hunter joined Kent Law School in September 2006, having previously taught at the University of Melbourne (1990-1997) and Griffith University (2000-2006) in Australia. During 1998-99 she worked as a Principal Researcher for the Justice Research Centre, part of the then Law Foundation of NSW. At Griffith she was Director of the Law School's Socio-Legal Research Centre (2000-2002) and then Dean (2003-2004).
Her major area of research interest is in feminist legal scholarship. Within that, she has done work in family law, access to justice, domestic violence, women's employment (including women in the legal profession and women judges), anti-discrimination law, and dispute resolution. She is particularly interested in the interface between law and society, and people's encounters with the legal system. Much of her recent work has taken an empirical approach, or has sought to build feminist legal theory from empirical data.