Dr Anjalee de Silva is an Associate Investigator at the University of Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).

Anjalee de Silva is a Lecturer at Melbourne Law School. She is an expert in administrative, anti-discrimination, and free speech and media law and theory, with a focus on harmful speech and its regulation, especially in online contexts. In particular, her work examines vilification or ‘hate speech’ directed at and about women, as well as the role of law in deterring, regulating, and mitigating the harms of such speech.

Previously, Anjalee was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ADM+S Centre. Her work within the Centre related primarily to the project ‘Automated Decision-Making, Democracy and Law’. Anjalee was also a member of the Centre’s Equity and Diversity Committee.

Anjalee has also held the roles of Honorary Fellow (Melbourne JD) and Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School. She has previously taught Administrative Law and Free Speech and Media Law in Melbourne Law School’s Juris Doctor and Breadth programs respectively. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from the University of Melbourne.