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Dr. Philippa Ryan

Dr. Philippa Ryan

Barrister and Senior Lecturer ANU College of Law


Dr. Philippa (Pip) Ryan is a Barrister and Senior Lecturer in the College of Law, at the Australian National University in Canberra. She is also the Director of the ANU LLM. Pip is a non-executive director on the board of Australian law firm, Lander & Rogers and she is on the editorial board of Stanford's Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy.

Pip is Chair of the Standards Australia blockchain technical committee’s working group for smart contracts. Her current research explores the automation of trust, the accountability of algorithms, and the creeping tendency of regulators in developed economies to blame professionals, service providers, and financial institutions for the sins of their customers and nefarious strangers. Pip co-authored Van Rijmenam and Ryan, Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World (Routledge 2019). Her forthcoming title is Trust and Distrust in Digital Economies (Routledge 2019).

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