Colin Gavaghan

Colin Gavaghan

Director, New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies, Faculty of Law, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand)

September 12, 2021

Colin Gavaghan is the first Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies, at the Faculty of Law, University of Otago. His research interests include the analysis of legal, ethical and policy issues around new technologies, as well as medical and criminal law.

Professor Gavaghan works as an advisor to New Zealand Government on digital technologies through his work as a member of the Digital Council for Aotearoa. His is also the first Chair of the New Zealand Police’s Expert Panel on Emergent Technologies, and a former member and Deputy Chair of the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology which works to regulate assisted reproductive technology in New Zealand.


Role: Panel Member
Report: Public Safety in the Digital Age