Author Profiles


Lyria Bennett Moses (Editor)
BSc (Hons) (UNSW), LLB (UNSW), LLM (Columbia), JSD (Columbia)
Lyria is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, specialising in technology and property law. She has previously worked as an Associate in Law at Columbia University in New York, a solicitor at Freehills and an Associate to the Honourable Justice Margaret Stone in the Federal Court of Australia. She has completed a doctorate on the Impact of Technological Change on Law from Columbia Law School. Her research interests also include property law and equity.

Sarah Lux-Lee (Editor)
LLB (Hons 1) (UNSW), BSc (Mathematics) (UNSW), GDLP (College of Law)
Sarah is a lawyer and policy adviser currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Columbia University.  She has previously worked for the Australian school and TAFE sectors as National Copyright Manager, in the intellectual property team of a large international law firm, as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, and at the Roll Back Malaria Partnership at the World Health Organisation Office of the United Nations in New York.  


Dr Greg Adamson
EEC (Nth Syd TAFE), BTechEng (USQ), GDipInfoSc (UCan), PhD (RMIT)
Greg is a data communications engineer who now works as a risk manager in the financial services industry. He is an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne. He chairs the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (Australia), is a member of the SSIT Board of Governors, and vice-chair of IEEE Victoria. He completed a PhD on the lack of business benefit for early e-Business adopters. His current research interest is the barriers to adoption of socially beneficial technology.

Joel Barrett
LLB (Hons 1) (UNSW), BA (UNSW), GDLP (College of Law)
Joel is a lawyer at an international law firm in Sydney, Australia with practice interests in intellectual property, media and technology. He works with clients across various industries, including the media and entertainment, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries. If he found the time, he would write more fiction.

Dr Catherine Bond
BMedia LLB (Hons) (Macq), PhD (UNSW)
Dr Catherine Bond is a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1) from Macquarie University and a PhD from UNSW. Catherine’s main research areas lie in copyright history and constitutional dimensions of intellectual property. Catherine lectures in intellectual property and legal ethics, and she is the Director of the Master of Law, Media and Journalism and the LLM (Media & Technology Law). Catherine enjoys travelling, zombie films and visiting Selfridges department store.

Daniel Cater
Daniel Cater has a Bachelor of Nursing Science and is a final year Juris Doctor student at UNSW.

Sophia Christou
PhD Candidate, LLB, BA (Film, Theatre & Performance Studies) (UNSW)
Sophia is a graduate at an international law firm in Sydney.  She has previously worked at the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre.  Sophia's research interests include media, technology and intellectual property law.

Zoe Dattner
Zoe is the Creative Director of Sleepers Publishing. While studying for RMIT’s Diploma of Professional Writing & Editing in 1998/99, Zoe became the Treasurer and designer for Visible Ink. She then worked as Marketing Coordinator for Macmillan Education Australia before founding Sleepers Publishing in 2003 with Louise Swinn. She has worked on many freelance design, public relations and marketing projects in the Arts and in Business Management, and consults regularly on publishing and ebook issues. Zoe sits on the Industry Advisory Board for RMIT’s Department of Creative Media and is also the General Manager of the Small Press Underground Network Community (SPUNC).

David Frew
David is a 4th year Commerce(Finance)/Law student at the University of New South Wales currently interning at the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre. David is an avid follower of technology, intellectual property and developments in all aspects of cyberspace law

Luke Giuliani
Luke Giuliani is a partner at, a platform bringing together citizens and decision makers, as well as a director at Squareweave, a web development company based in Melbourne. He gets generally excited about helping people do their thing better (often using the Internet), bringing form to amorphous ideas, and learning new and interesting stuff. You can contact him here.

Alexander Hayes BA(Ed.)
BA(Art)(Hons.) PhD (Cand.) Informatics
Alexander is an ICT professional based in Canberra, Australia.  He is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Wollongong (UOW) Faculty of Informatics, School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT).  Alexander is founder and co-director of Streamfolio Pty. Ltd, formed in 2006 to meet the growing demand for rich media portfolio applications that interface neatly with wearable, location enabled point-of-view video camera technologies and is also the co-author of

Dr Tseen Khoo
BA Hons, MA, PhD (UQ)
Tseen is the founding convenor of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) and has previously been a postdoctoral research fellow at UQ (2001-2004) and Monash University Research Fellow (2004-2010). She has published on Asian Australian cultural studies, diasporic Asian cultures, and cultural diversity in Australia. Tseen was editor of Taylor and Francis’ Journal of Intercultural Studies for five years, and has served on the committees of Canadian Studies and Australian Studies scholarly associations. She is currently working as a full-time research developer at RMIT, and blogs at The Research Whisperer (professionally) and the Banana Lounge (personally). Twitter: @tseenkhoo

Julie Koh
LLB (Hons 1) (Sydney), B Ec Soc Sci (Government and International Relations), GDLP (College of Law)
Julie Koh is a fiction writer from Sydney, Australia. She blogs at and tweets as @juliekoh.

Angus Lang
(Hons 1) LLB (Hons 1)(USyd), LLM (HU-Berlin)
Angus is a barrister in Sydney specialising in intellectual property law, and teaches intellectual property subjects at various universities in Australia and Germany.  He is a member of the European Focus Group of the Law Council of Australia and the German-Australian-Pacific Lawyers' Association. Angus' particular research interests include the fields of comparative law, linguistics and semiotics.

David Larish
LLB (Hons 1) (UNSW), BCom(Finance) (UNSW)
David is a graduate lawyer at an international law firm in Sydney. Prior to that, he worked as a Judge's Associate at the Federal Court of Australia, where he was involved with many of the big intellectual property cases of 2011. David is particularly interested in the balance between protecting intellectual property rights and social public interests. When he is not pondering this balance, David enjoys travelling, reading and playing sport.

Dr Alana Maurushat
PhD (UNSW), LLM (Ottawa), LLB (McGill), BCL (McGill), BA (Calgary)
Alana has spent the last decade working abroad in Hong Kong, France, the United States, Canada and Australia. She is currently a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and Academic Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre.  Alana specialises in information technology law. Her main research focus is in the areas of high tech crime, civil liberites, cyber security, digital issues in law enforcement, and digital issues in copyright law.

Associate Professor Katina Michael
BIT (UTS), MTransCrimePrev (UoW), PhD (UoW)
Katina Michael is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong. She was recently announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine beginning 2012. She is a board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation and an editorial board member of Computers & Security.

Lester Miller
Lester Miller is a Mechanical Engineer and Registered Patent Attorney practising at an international law firm in Sydney.  He works with clients in renewable energy, heavy engineering and medical device manufacture.

Fatimah Omari
Fatimah is a graduate at an international law firm in Sydney, Australia. She is interested in the impacts of technology and social networking on human relations. Fatimah has served as an editor of the UNSW Law Journal and previously worked for Charles Waterstreet, Murphy’s Lawyers and the NSW Ombudsman. In her spare time, Fatimah enjoys reading and painting.

Amanda Parks
LLB (Hons) (UNSW) and BA (Hons) (Queen's University)
Amanda is a lawyer with 5 years of experience gained at an international firm in Sydney, Australia, specialising in Intellectual Property. She has worked with clients across a range of industries including media and entertainment, fashion and luxury goods and pharmaceuticals. She loves travel, good food, good wine and all combinations of the above.

Colin Picker
AB (Bowdoin College), JD (Yale)
Colin has published extensively in the field of international economic and comparative law, but is most disappointed over his failed attempt to publish a ham sandwich. While his travels, professional and itinerant, have taken him to the four corners (sic) of the Earth, disappointment still haunts him over his as yet unrealized goal of going into space, following his early abandonment of a career in astrophysics. Nonetheless, Colin’s gonzo-science appears throughout his scholarship, from work on the relationship of technology to the development of international law (including reference to the ancient need for a steady supply of maize for beer leading to the development of proto-sovereignty) to employment in his dissertation of a metaphor involving Galileo’s novel use of the telescope with respect to Colin’s development of a new research methodology for international economic law. Prior to academia, Colin worked in an international law firm in Washington DC, very often handling cutting edge technology and law issues – from the early development of internet privacy to trade cases involving super computers to competition law issues involving satellite launch technologies. Nonetheless, when teaching, his students will rarely see PowerPoint or any evidence of modern technology beyond the employment of calcium carbonate on slate.

Nicholas Sheppard
BE (Computer Systems) Hons., BSc, PhD, GCComms
Nicholas Sheppard is a researcher, developer and teacher in computer science. He is currently a sessional lecturer at Victoria University Sydney and a software developer at Intersect. He was previously a research fellow at the Centre for Computer and Information Security at the University of Wollongong, and at the iCore Information Security Lab at the University of Calgary.

Amy Spira
BA, LLB (Hons 1) (USyd), GDLP (College of Law)
Amy Spira is a corporate lawyer, working at an international law firm in Sydney, Australia. She has a strong practice interest in environmental and communications technologies and works with clients in the energy and finance industries. She loves Macs, Japanese food and long walks on the beach at sunset.

Louise Swinn Louise is the Editorial Director of Sleepers Publishing. A graduate of Monash University (BA in Critical Theory), Louise's publishing career kicked off at CAD User. While completing a Diploma of Professional Writing & Editing at RMIT she was president of Visible Ink, and worked as an Editorial Assistant at Meanjin. Lou went on to work at Pan Macmillan and MEA and was General Manager of a web publishing software company before founding Sleepers Publishing in 2003 with Zoe Dattner. She was a founding board member of the Small Press Underground Networking Community (SPUNC) and currently sits on the steering committee for the Stella Prize. Her fiction appears in Meanjin, Best Australian Stories, Overland and New Australian Stories and her reviews appear in the Age, Australian, Australian Book Review and the SMH.

Matthew Tracey
B Com LLB (Macquarie) GDLP (College of Law)
Matthew Tracey is a lawyer at an international firm in Sydney, Australia with practice interests in technology, radiocommunications and intellectual property.  He is also Editor-in-Chief of LexMedia Australia, a blog that covers technology, media and communications law.

Dr Kieran Tranter
BSc (Griffith), LLB (1st Hon) (Griffith) PhD (Griffith)
Dr Kieran Tranter writes on law, technology, science fiction. His forthcoming book Technical Legalities optimistically writes of the positives for the Western posthuman. He also has a forthcoming chapter on memory and chronology in Doctor Who in Gillian Leitch (ed) Doctor Who in Time and Space. His full bibliography can be found here.

David Vaile
David Vaile is the inaugural executive director of Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at UNSW Law faculty, now co-convenor of the new Cyberspace Law and Policy Community there.

Dr Indigo Willing
BA Communication, MA (UTS), PhD in Sociology (UQ)
Indigo Willing is a researcher of cosmopolitanism and transnationalism, with research interests spanning issues of migration, ethnicity and family diversity and a focus on transnational adoption, critical race studies, queer theory and screen cultures. She also teaches sociology and qualitative research methods at The University of Queensland (UQ). She is currently the Co-Convenor of the AASRN (from January 2011) and is involved with various film and panel events focussing on Asian Australian and transnational adoption themes, including The Asian Australian Film Forum (AAFF) in 2011 in Melbourne. Willing was also a Rockefeller Fellow in the Humanities for the Vietnamese Diaspora project at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2002/3. Twitter: @indigo_willing