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Policy and Projects Manager - Human Technology Institute, University of Technology Sydney

Lauren Perry is the Projects Manager – Responsible Technology, based at UTS's Human Technology Institute.

Lauren manages a number of major projects including the Facial Recognition Technology Model Law Project and UTS’s AI Strategic Training Initiative. Her areas of expertise include the social implications of new technologies, human rights, and public policymaking.

Lauren previously worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission in research, project and policy roles. Her areas of focus at the Commission included the intersection of human rights and technology, freedom of religion, disability rights, and safeguarding the rights of people in all forms of detention. Lauren undertook research and coordinated national consultations and public engagements for the Human Rights and Technology Project. In 2021, she helped establish the IncludeAbility Employee Network – a group of some of Australia’s largest public and private sector employers who are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disability.


  • 2022–present
    Policy and Projects Manager, Human Technology Institute, UTS