A pioneer of women's studies and feminist legal studies in higher education in Britain, Rosemary (Australian by upbringing) was Associate Director of the AHRC Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, a joint enterprise between the Universities of Westminster, Keele and Kent, for three years before joining Reading Law School in 2007 from the University of Westminster. She has been Director of Teaching and Learning and now teaches Property Law subjects and Gender and Law. She was a Visiting Professor from 2000 to 2015 at the University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Defense, France, teaching Land Law and Trusts.
Rosemary is Chair of the ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Law's Working Group on Comparative Study of Legal Professions, an international body of legal scholars working together on research into legal education and the legal professions, and is a contributor to one of its current projects, on Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy. She is also a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the (American) Law and Society Association; a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.