Dr Adrian McCullagh


Adrian has degrees in Computer Science and Law(Hons) as well as a Ph.D. in IT Security.  He obtained his Ph.D. from the Information Security Research Centre at QUT.

He has been practicing IT law for more than 30 years.  He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and a member of the American Bar Association.  In 1999 he was the QUT Faculty of Information Technology Alumnus of the year.  Even though in private practice he continues to undertake research matters with academics at number of Australian Universities.

He is a member of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee for the Queensland Law Society.

Adrian’s current research interests include Blockchain and its uses in supply chain management, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations, Identity Management and the development of Smart contracts in a commercial environment.  He is also investigating the intersection of Machine Learning with Blockchain technology within the health sector.  He is providing advice to a number of high profile organisations who want to investigate whether Blockchain technology is suited to their business operations.

He is also a Member of Standards Australia Technical Committee investigating Blockchain standards (IT-041) and a member of the Gold Coast University Hospital advisory group on AI within the health environment.

About the Association

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) is a research and educational institute associated with Monash University. It is funded by the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) and also from subscription income from its membership.

The principal objectives of the Institute include research into judicial administration and the development and conduct of educational programmes for judicial officers, court administrators and members of the legal profession in relation to court administration and judicial systems.

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