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Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & CyberSecurity, Griffith University

Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & CyberSecurity at Griffith University in Australia. David's expertise is in the ethics of technology, in particular Artificial Intelligence, and managing data breaches in the cybersecurity domain.

David is one of the university's most prolific contributors to mainstream media, including print, radio and television. His articles have been republished in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and many others, including foreign language pubs (German, Chinese and Japanese).

Before academia David was an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom working for large public and private sector clients, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals. David was a guest panelist in the 2017 World Science Festival among other high-profile events.

David is a regular visitor at Humboldt University in Berlin, the high technology capital of eastern Europe, and San Jose/San Francisco where he studies the conditions that make for high-performing innovation ecosystems.

David's formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), M Phil (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology) (Queensland).

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  • 1999–present
    Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & Sociotechnical Studies, School of ICT - Griffith University
  • 2004–present
    Research fellow, Institute of Integrated & Intelligent Systems (Research Institute, Griffith University)


  • 2009 
    Griffith University, PhD Software Engineering
  • 2005 
    Griffith University, M Phil, Information Systems
  • 2005 
    Griffith University, Grad Cert in Higher Education
  • 1982 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977 
    Queensland University of Technology, Assoc Dip in Health Surveying

Research Areas

  • Software Engineering (080309)
  • Information Systems (0806)
  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Anthropology (1601)
  • Technology (10)


Vice-Chancellor's Media Excellence Award, Griffith University 2015.