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Responsible Technology Policy Specialist - Human Technology Institute, University of Technology Sydney

Lauren Perry is the Responsible Technology Policy Specialist at UTS's Human Technology Institute.

Lauren manages major HTI projects, including the Facial Recognition Technology Model Law Project and digital government services projects. She also delivers training in responsible AI and is a co-author of the 2022 report, Facial recognition technology: Towards a model law. Lauren’s areas of expertise include human rights, public policymaking, and the social and organisational implications of new technologies. Lauren completed her Masters in Public Policy in 2022 with a research dissertation on ‘Improving interorganisational collaboration for the development of AI policy in Australia.’

Prior to joining HTI, Lauren worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission in research, project and policy roles across the Human Rights Scrutiny and Disability Rights Team. From 2018 to 2020 she worked on the Human Rights and Technology Project, undertaking research and co-ordinating the national consultation and public engagement for the Project. In addition, Lauren worked on projects related to freedom of religion, disability employment rights, and safeguarding the rights of people in all forms of detention. In 2021, she established the IncludeAbility Employee Network, connecting a number 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