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Marilyn Bromberg


  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 16 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


Originally from Toronto, Canada, Marilyn worked as a freelance journalist for Canada's largest newspaper, The Toronto Star, and also worked as a television producer at matrix produxions in Toronto.

Marilyn graduated with a BBA (Honours) from the Schulich School of Business at York University, an LLB (Dist) from The University of Western Australia, a PhD from Murdoch University and a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching from The University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle Campus). She completed a semester on exchange at the London School of Economics at the University of London. She also received a full bursary from the Canadian Federal Government to study in a French immersion course at the Cegep de Trois-Rivieres as part of the Summer Language Bursary Program.

Prior to commencing work as a Senior Lecturer at The University of Western Australia, Marilyn enjoyed working as an academic at the Law School at The University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle Campus) for six years. Marilyn currently works as a lawyer at the Fremantle Community Legal Centre and as a consultant in her research areas for legal organisations.

Some of the venues/conferences where Marilyn has spoken include: Harvard University, The Supreme Court of Canada, the Family Court of Western Australia, the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University Law School and the State Administrative Tribunal.


Roles and responsibilities

Marilyn is currently the Director of the BA (Law and Society Major) and the Master of Law, Policy and Government at the Law School.

Funding overview

-Healthway Exploratory Research Grant - received approximately $71,000 with Associate Professor Meredith Blake, Ms Justine Howard and Dr Gina Trapp to research how to use the law to lower obesity rates

-Law School Internal Research Grant - $1,000 to fund the airfare and accommodation to speak at the Australian Women Lawyers' 2018 Conference in Sydney in August 2018

-UWA Impact Research Grant - $6,860 to fund the airfare, accommodation and expenses to travel to Spain in 2018 to speak about energy drinks research at a conference and also to pay for the airfare, accommodation and expenses to share this research in Melbourne and Canberra later in 2018

-Law School Internal Research Grant - $3,719.99 to fund the airfare, accommodation and expenses associated with speaking at the IACA/NACM Excellence on a Global Scale Conference in Washington DC (2017)

-Telethon - Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund Grant, over $250,000 with a team of academics across disciplines (2016)

Teaching overview

Marilyn teaches Social Media and the Law, Professional Practice and Procedure.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, BBA (Hon), LLB (Dist), Grad Cert University Teaching

Research expertise keywords

  • Social Media
  • Body Image Law
  • Health Law

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Research Output

  • 16 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Non-UWA Thesis

Have a (Non-Energy) Drink on Me - Modifying the Laws Regarding Energy Drinks in Australia

Bromberg, M., Cardaci, N., Trapp, G. & Luong, K., 2019, In : Food and Drug Law Journal. 74, 3, p. 440-477 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • One does not simply sell e-cigarettes in Australia: An overview of Australian e-cigarette regulations’

    Gartner, C. & Bromberg, M., Aug 2019, The Regulation of E-cigarettes: International, European and National Challenges . Gruszczynski, L. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 249-279 (Elgar Studies in Health and the Law).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

    P147 Individual, social and environmental factors associated with adolescent energy drink consumption

    Trapp, G., Christian, H., McStay, C. L., Martin, K., Ambrosini, G., Bromberg, M., Howard, J. & Cross, D., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 51, 7S, p. S98-S99 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

  • Projects


    • 1 Contribution or participation in a conference
    • 1 Consultancy/collaboration
    • 1 Public lecture, debate or seminar

    Law Society of WA event ‘Can the Law Help People With Body Image Issues?: Body Image Law’

    Marilyn Bromberg (Speaker)
    12 Mar 2020

    Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar

    WA Teachers of Law Conference

    Marilyn Bromberg (Keynote speaker/Invited speaker)
    6 Dec 2019

    Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution or participation in a conference


    Marilyn Bromberg (Consultant)
    2014 → …

    Activity: Consultancy/industry and government engagementConsultancy/collaboration