Dr Damian Clifford is a senior lecturer at the Australian National University, College of Law and a chief investigator of the ANU Humanising Machine Intelligence Grand Challenge project. He is also an associate researcher at Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London).

Damian’s research focuses predominantly on data protection, privacy, consumer protection and the regulation of technology. Before becoming a senior lecturer, Damian was a postdoctoral research fellow at the ANU College of Law from February-December 2020.

He has also previously been a visiting lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London (2018-2019), a sessional lecturer and honorary fellow at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne and a sessional lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology.

Damian completed his PhD at the KU Leuven Faculty of Law (Belgium) where he was a FWO Aspirant Fellow funded by Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) from October 2015 to October 2019.