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.
A team performs best when it communicates well and is underpinned by strong administrative processes. Katrina Brookland has significant experience in both these areas. She has a journalism qualification and has spent time 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 as a project coordinator at Telstra where Katrina was responsible for running the communication and engagement strategy for hundreds of external and internal stakeholders. Katrina also has significant experience in technology companies and start-up environments where she has been responsible for building procedures from scratch. She worked on Sydney’s T-card project where she created the contractually binding document control system and was responsible for the monthly reporting mechanism to the NSW Government. Katrina has held senior Executive Assistant positions including 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.