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Working Group I (Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises)

Dr Anne Matthew

Dr Anne Matthew is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a practicing lawyer, and Consultant with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Lawyers. Her research focuses on companies engaged in innovation, entrepreneurship and regulation. Anne’s research studies how regulation can create an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including particularly their access to finance. Her current research projects include an examination of regulatory approaches to artificial intelligence and the place of artificial intelligence in board practices.

 

Anne’s PhD thesis considered how to best position the legal environment created by corporate law to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and risk-taking, particularly among start-up ventures. Anne’s thesis explored this question by examining select elements of Australian corporate law through the lens of innovation economics, and broke new ground in doing so. Anne’s thesis was awarded QUT’s Outstanding Thesis Award 2019. Anne is keen to support the ongoing success of start-up culture development and innovation initiatives on campus and participates as an academic mentor in Disrupting Law, an annual 54 hour hackathon in which lawyers and students collaborate to generate new ideas seeking to advance legal practice via technology and innovation.

Anne lectures in Corporate Law, International Commercial Law, International Sales Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Law. Anne has received a Law Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, has a keen interest in advocacy and dispute resolution, and plays an active role in the QUT Law School’s mooting program, as academic advisor to QUT Law’s team in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held each year in Vienna.

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