Dr Maria O'Sullivan

Associate Professor, Deakin University

Dr Maria O'Sullivan is an Associate Professor at the Deakin Law School and is the author of a number of international and national publications on the subject of human rights, public law and refugee law. She is currently undertaking research on the right to protest and is working on a series of projects relating to automation, artificial intelligence and government decision-making. 

Her recent publications include papers on the public law implications of technology and automated decision-making, with a focus on the implications of the Royal Commission into Robodebt: (2024) Public Law and Vol 30(3) of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law. She also has forthcoming publications on a range of human rights issues, including AI and human rights, the lawful remit of climate protest and the interaction between human rights law and national security. 

Maria is a regular media commentator on human rights and public law and has been featured in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation.