Adrian McCullagh

Adrian McCullagh


Adrian has degrees in Computer Science and Law(Hons) as well as a PhD in IT Security. He obtained his PhD from the Information Security Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology. He has been practising in IT law for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and a member of the American Bar Association. In 1999 he was the QUT Faculty of Information Technology Alumnus of the year. Even though in private practice he continues to undertake research matters with academics at Griffith University and the University of Queensland and has published in a wide variety of academic journals in the USA, UK and Australia.

He is a member of:

  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee for the Queensland Law Society
  • Standards Australia Technical Committee investigating Blockchain standards (IT-041)
  • Digital Commerce Association Intellectual Property Blockchain Committee

Adrian’s current research interests include Blockchain and its uses in supply chain management, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations, Identity Management and the development of Smart contracts in a commercial environment. He is providing advice to a number of high profile organisations who want to investigate whether Blockchain technology is suited to their business operations.