Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology

Brydon is a technology and construction lawyer who is passionate about smart city technology, infrastructure delivery and new ways people can come together to live, work and play. He has a previous career in architecture and co-edited a book on Large Floating Structures, exploring environmentally-sustainable technologies that allow cities to expand onto adjacent water bodies.

Prior to coming to the law, Brydon was a Project Manager with the Public Transport Authority (WA) and worked as a Contracts Administrator in a number of leading commercial construction firms. Brydon also teaches at the School of Architecture.

Brydon researches the legal implications of surveillance in sensorised buildings and the manner in which the law is impacted by emerging trusted autonomous systems, particularly machine superintendence in construction contracts.


  • 2005–present
    Construction professional (Architecture, Contract Admin & Law), Public & Private sectors
  • 2018–present
    Sessional Teacher (Architecture) & PhD Student (Law), University of Queensland
  • 2014–present
    Technology and Construction Lawyer, Allens
  • 2016–2016
    Corporate Counsel (Secondee), Transurban
  • 2007–2009
    Project Manager, Public Transport Authority (WA)


  • 2013 
    Monash University, Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
  • 2007 
    Monash University, Master of Public Policy and Management
  • 2005 
    The University of Melbourne, BPD (Architecture) and BArch (Hon)


  • 2016
    Blockchain and the Law, Internet Law Bulletin
  • 2015
    The right not to say who you are - DPP v Kaba (co-written with Tracy Lu), Privacy Law Bulletin
  • 2014
    The case of Essendon v Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority, Sports Law Administration & Practice
  • 2014
    Large Floating Structures (co-editor), Springer
  • 2014
    Great Ideas Float to the Top (co-written with CM Wang), Large Floating Structures (Springer)
  • 2007
    Colonisation of the ocean and VLFS technology (co-written with CM Wang), Very Large Floating Structures (Routledge)