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Lecturer, School of Law and Criminology, Murdoch University

Dr Michael Wilson is a Lecturer in the School of Law and Criminology at Murdoch University. He teaches courses on cybercrime, digital evidence, and criminal investigation.

His research examines cybercrime law and policing, algorithmic and data justice, and digital evidence management. His doctoral thesis examined the moral equivalence drawn between privacy protection and the evasion of criminal investigations within the ‘problem of going dark’ and resistance to metadata retention and encryption access laws.

He has contributed to collaborative research projects funded by the Australian Institute of Criminology, the Crime and Justice Research Centre, the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, Murdoch University
  • 2019–2020
    Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2015–2020
    Sessional Academic, Queensland University of Technology


    QUT, Doctor of Philosophy (Law and Justice)
    QUT, Bachelor of Justice (Honours)
    QUT, Bachelor of Behavioural Science