Our people

 

 

 

Hub Team

 

Director

Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses is an Australian and global leader in the field of law and technology.  Her research explores the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, the application of standard legal categories such as property in new socio-technical contexts, the use of technologically-specific and sui generis legal rules, and the problems of treating 'technology' as an object of regulation. Lyria is a Key Researcher and Project Leader on the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre, exploring legal and policy issues surrounding the use of data and data analytics for law enforcement and national security. She shared the Australian Academy of Law Essay Prize exploring artificial intelligence in legal practice, courts and legal education. She teaches a course on Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice. Lyria is also Lead of the UNSW Grand Challenge on 'Living with 21st Century Technology', Chair of the Australia Chapter of the IEEE Society for the Social Implications of Technology, Academic Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Community, and a PLuS Alliance Fellow.

 

 

Research Fellow

Monika Zalnieriute's research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics in Internet policy, international data privacy law and human rights in the digital age. Monika believes that research only matters if it has a strong and tangible impact well beyond academia; and thus is actively engaged both within academic, civil society and policy-making circles. She holds a PhD in Law from European University Institute in Florence; and just completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, where she worked on the digital rights and discrimination of marginalized groups online. Monika is also founding Director of a researched-based advocacy organization ‘ZEPHIRO: Progressive Platform for Human Rights’ in Vilnius, Lithuania; and a visiting Fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She provides legal research expertise on data privacy and freedom of expression issues to the World Health Organization, Council of Europe and non-governmental organizations, such as Article 19 and Privacy International. Monika is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the NCSG in ICANN, where she works towards the strengthening of the human rights protection within ICANN policies and procedures; and sits on the International Committee of the Australian Privacy Foundation. She has published in European Journal of International Law, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Computer Law & Security Review and International Data Privacy Law, and is currently working on several edited collections and a monograph on Internet architecture and human rights.

 

 

Administrator

A team performs best when it is underpinned by strong, resilient administrative processes, and the team has high levels of communication. Katrina Brookland has significant experience in both of these areas. She has a journalism qualification and has spent five years working as a daily newspaper reporter. Communication skills developed as a reporter have been relevant in other areas of her career including during a period spent at Telstra where Katrina was responsible for running the communication and engagement processes for hundreds of external and internal stakeholders. Katrina also has significant experience in technology companies and start-up environments. Katrina also worked on the first rendition of Sydney’s Opal Card project where she created and oversaw the contractually binding document control system and was responsible for the monthly reporting mechanism to the NSW Government. More recently Katrina held a senior Executive Assistant position at the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) where she helped manage the workload of the Executive Director of Business Development. This involved dealing with prominent Australian and international business leaders on a daily basis. Katrina has a passion for sustainability and has been involved in the development of local community gardens and the management of volunteers on sustainability initiatives.

 

 

Researchers

 

Kathy Bowrey           

intellectual property; technology and culture/history/politics/philosophy

Ross Buckley           

FinTech; blockchain; data technologies in banking

Philip Chung

legal information services; technology for access to justice

Janet Chan

data technologies; technology and organisational cultures; technology for access to justice

Roger Clarke dataveillance; responsible data analytics; cybersecurity risk management; RegTech
Simone Degeling equity and digital technologies

Marc de Leeuw

law and biology, including synthetic biology

Anton Didenko

digital financial services, FinTech and RegTech

Bassina Farbenblum

technology for migrant worker protection and access to justice

Alexandra George

intellectual property

Tahlia Gordon future of the legal profession

Graham Greenleaf

legal information services; data privacy and data governance; technology for access to justice

Michael Handler

intellectual property

Jessica Hudson equity and digital technologies
Vedna Jivan professional legal practice

Fleur Johns

data governance and digital humanitarianism

Daniel Joyce

media law, human rights and data governance

Matthew Kearnes

STS; responsible innovations; public engagement

Matthew Keeley

online harms; technology use by children and young people

Katharine Kemp

digital financial services; competition law; data privacy

Dimity Kingsford-Smith

future of legal profession; online investing regulation

Lesley Land

information security and management

Michael Legg

technology in litigation and dispute resolution; future of legal profession

Sarah Logan

online counter-terrorism; cybersecurity; online platforms; internet governance

Kayleen Manwaring

eObjects and Internet of Things; information technology and consumer protection; cyber security and corporate governance; network neutrality

Louise Malady

regulation of digital financial services

Alana Maurushat

cybersecurity; cybercrime; data governance; artificial intelligence

Jennifer Moore

health law

Bronwen Morgan

sharing economy and technology platforms

Rob Nicholls

technology platforms and competition law; technology for access to justice

Justine Nolan

business and human rights
Justine Rogers future of the legal profession; entry, socialisation and training; professional ethics and regulation
Nofar Sheffi digital marketplace platforms; Terms of Service agreements; media theory and computer science

Alex Steel

technology in legal education, technology and criminal law

David Vaile

data governance; cloud computing

 

 

 

Steering Committee

 

Anna Collyer

As head of Innovation at Allens, Anna has fostered the creation of a+, Allens alternative services arm, with in-sourced teams that embrace experimenting, testing and refining of new technologies and processes to solve client problems.  Allens' approach to innovation is to be multi-disciplinary and to collaborate with clients to ensure that each solution is tailored to client need.

Anna champions a 'safe to fail' culture where lawyers and staff participate in building the firm of the future.  Anna has driven and supported initiatives in design thinking, co-creation and client collaboration across the firm, having been instrumental in bringing technology, disruption and change into the spotlight for our lawyers and leaders alike.

Michael Tidball

Michael Tidball was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of New South Wales in 2006.

Mr Tidball had a policy background with the Australian Government prior to working as a Ministerial Advisor to the New South Wales Government. He has worked in the private sector in financial services, prior to serving in a Senior Executive Role in the Australian Capital Territory Government in Economic and Business Development Policy and Project work. Mr Tidball has a long history in legal sector administration management. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Law Society of New South Wales to prepare the organisation for the introduction of voluntary membership which took effect on 1 July 2004.

Since being appointed Chief Executive Officer, he has overseen a range of reforms including the Law Society’s response to National Legal Profession Reform which is intended to establish a single Australian legal services market and regulatory system. Other key areas of focus have been the development of different membership strategies and offerings across the various segments of the profession, playing a lead role in the Society’s representational work. In 2013 Mr Tidball was also appointed the Chief Executive Officer of LawAsia, a confederation of law associations across the Asia Pacific region which is committed to advancing the Rule of Law and pursing the interests and concerns of the legal profession in the dynamic economic region of the Asia Pacific. Mr Tidball serves as a Director of Lawcover Insurance and on the Board of Management of QL. Michael is also the Law Society’s Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession Committee member.

Justine Nolan

Justine Nolan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney and Associate Dean (Academic). She is a Visiting Professorial Scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.  Her principal research focus is in the area of business and human rights.  Prior to her appointment at UNSW in 2004 she was the Director of the Business and Human Rights Program at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First) in the US. She is an editor of the Australian Journal of Human Rights and the Business and Human Rights Journal.

Maurice Pagnucco

Maurice Pagnucco is a Professor of Computer Science and Engieering, Deputy Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering and Head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW. He joined UNSW in 2001 as a Senior Lecturer and has held the position of Head of School since 2010 and Deputy Dean (Education) since 2015. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and a Lecturer at Macquarie University along with research appointments at both the University of Sydney and UNSW early in his career. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons I) and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Sydney. During his undergraduate studies he also spent a year at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan, Italy. His research is focussed on Artificial Intelligence with particular emphasis on Cognitive Robotics, Belief Change and Reasoning About Actions. Maurice was the programme director of the Decision Making theme in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems and a co-director of the UNSW iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research. His collaboration with the UNSW iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research and other researchers in the School of Computer Science and Engineering resulted in a world-first interactive cinema piece that premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2011 that includes an artificial intelligence planning system to control virtual characters as they interact with audience members. A collaboration with researchers at the Creative Robotics Laboratory at UNSW has led to an exhibition that is currently touring the country.

Michael Legg

FLIP stream director

Lyria Bennett Moses

Hub director

 

 

 

Advisory Board

Daniel Petre co-founder and partner, AirTree Ventures
Doug Humphreys president, The Law Society of New South Wales
George Williams dean, UNSW
Graham Greenleaf professor of law & information systems, UNSW
Jonathon Horan partner, Linklaters
Ian McGill partner, Allens
John FitzGerald general counsel & company secretary, AGL
John Price commissioner, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Stephen Burley honorable justice, Federal Court
Katrina Johnson associate general counsel & head of ACAP Legal, Uber
Lyria Bennett Moses director, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation
Maria Milosavljevic

CGISO (General Chief Information Security Officer), ICT and digital government

NSW Government

Michael Legg direcor, Flip Stream, UNSW
Michelle Price COO, AustCyber
Narelle Clark director of operation, deputy CEO, ACCAN
Rebecca Lim group executive, compliance, legal & secretariant, Westpac
Warren Kalinko CEO, Keypoint Law