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Mrs Anne Matthew
Faculty of Law,
Law School
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Master of Laws LLM (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
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  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow, UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee, Australia
  • Associate Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Member of the Banking and Financial Services Association (BFSLA) Academic Committee
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the Moot Alumni Association
  • Member of the QUT Faculty of Law Commercial and Property Research Centre
  • Member of the QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Group
  • Member of the QUT Law and Justice Higher Education Research Network

CPLRC, IPIL, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Law, AI, Robot Law, Crowdfunding, Corporate Governance

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Anne’s research focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and regulation. Anne’s current research projects include an examination of regulatory approaches to artificial intelligence, and the regulation of micro, small and medium enterprise, particularly those engaged in innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2017 Anne was awarded a seed funding grant to review the regulation of artificial intelligence deployed in computer vision systems in smart cities. This research is a continuation of a project commenced in 2016, when Anne was part of a research team awarded an earlier seed funding grant to review the legal issues presented in the regulation of artificial intelligence. The outcomes of this research were presented by Anne and her colleagues at the prestigious WeRobot 2017 Conference, at Yale Law School. The paper titled, ‘Nudging Robots: Innovative Solutions to Regulate Artificial Intelligence’ was published in the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law and is available here. Anne is currently undertaking a PhD in the regulation of corporate governance in innovative and entrepreneurial enterprise. Anne’s PhD thesis engages with economic theory to explore how legal and regulatory frameworks accommodate and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, access to finance and good corporate governance. Anne is keen to support the ongoing success of startup culture development and innovation initiatives on campus and participates as an academic mentor in Disrupting Law, an annual 54 hour hackathon in which lawyers and students collaborate to generate new ideas seeking to advance legal practice via technology and innovation. Anne lectures in Corporate Law, International Commercial Law, including international sales law, and international commercial arbitration, and a new unit on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Law. Anne has received a Law Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, has a keen interest in advocacy and dispute resolution and plays an active role in the Law School’s mooting program, as academic advisor to QUT Law’s team in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held each year in Vienna. Following her admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993, Anne practised in commercial property, banking, finance and small business advisory. Orcid id:

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