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Hon Associate Professor. Research interests - AI and the law; Social relationships of trust; Sustainable futures, Australian National University

Dr Ryan's area of expertise is commercial equity, in particular the liability of third parties to a breach of trust. Her current research explores the relationship between new technologies, social trust, and the law. Dr Ryan's students learn how to design legal apps for social justice projects and for use in professional practice. Her publications include 'Blockchain' (with Dr Mark van Rijmenan, Routledge, 2018) and 'Trust and Distrust in Digital Economies' (Routledge, 2019).


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer in Commercial Equity and Disruptive Technologies and the Law, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, PhD Law