Our People

TeLENZ has drawn together leading legal academics in the fields of technology, cyber security and AI from universities throughout New Zealand.

Wayne Rumbles – Project Lead


Associate Professor Wayne Rumbles, 2015-2020 Dean of Law at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, is project leader on the Technology in Legal Education for NZ (TeLENZ) project.

This collaborative project, funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation, is designed to integrate technology- focused legal education across the national core curriculum of the LLB to prepare graduates for their future digitised workplace.

Wayne graduated BA/LLB in 1997 with majors in law, history and English literature.

He completed LLM (Distinction) from the University of Waikato in 1998.

He spent three years working in community law and worked for Te Matahauariki Research Institute for 10 years on the Laws and Institutions for Aotearoa/New Zealand project.

Wayne has been an academic at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law for 18 years, taking up the role of Dean of Law in June 2015.

Wayne teaches and researches in the areas of cyber law, law and new technologies, criminal law (with a focus on cyber crime), and teaches in New Zealand’s first Masters in Cyber-Security course, led jointly by the faculties of law and computer science.

Andelka Phillips


Dr Phillips is a Senior Lecturer in Law, Science and Technology at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX). Dr Phillips’ research interests are broadly in the areas of technology, health and privacy law. She is particularly interested in the governance of new, emerging, and future technologies and their impacts on people, the environment, and the planet.

She is also interested in the impacts of technologies on children and vulnerable people and protection of privacy in digital environments. Her work also includes consideration of how privacy policies and online wrap contracts could be improved from both privacy/data protection and consumer protection perspectives; together with consideration of issues raised by dark patterns in web design; the Internet of Things; surveillance technologies; artificial intelligence and regulation of robotics; synthetic biology; cyber security; and responsible innovation.

She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand (JRSNZ), the first Associate Editor to be appointed from the discipline of law.

Much of her recent research has been concerned with the regulation of the personal genomics industry and this is the subject of her book Buying Your Self on the Internet: Wrap Contracts and Personal Genomics, published by Edinburgh University Press as the first volume in its Future Law series.

She was also the lead editor together with Professor Jonathan Herring and Dr Thana C de Campos of Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law, which was published as part of Oxford University Press’ Philosophical Foundations of Law series in 2019.

She is currently participating in the CYDIPLO project, which explores ‘the emerging field of cyberdiplomacy, in the EU and with key strategic partners. Drawing on perspectives from computer science, political science, law, and behavioural science, it explores a variety of questions, including, how is cyberdiplomacy implemented at the state, non-state, regional and global levels across key issue areas?’ For more information see

She is also on the Advisory Board for the ConnecteDNA project and also on the Ethics Advisory Board for the SEURO (Scaling EUROpean citizen driven transferable and transformative digital health) project, as well as the Advisory Board for AI for the Planet.

She is a member of the New Zealand Privacy Foundation and a member of its Hauora Health Privacy Working Group, and has a strong interest in regulation of technology and consumer protection issues in the context of online contracts.

She was previously a Senior Lecturer at Te Piringa Faculty of Law, University of Waikato and prior to that she was the Ussher Assistant Professor in Information Technology Law and Convenor of the Technology, Law and Society Research Group in the Law School at Trinity College, Dublin, the University of Dublin.

She has also taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Auckland.

She completed her Doctoral Degree (DPhil) at Oxford University. While at Oxford, she was the General Editor of Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and also convened the Oxford Medical Law and Ethics Discussion Group, and the Oxford Privacy Information Law and Society Discussion Group.

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University profile page at UQ

University researcher profile



Michael Dizon


Dr Michael Anthony C. Dizon is a Lecturer at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, University of Waikato.

He has conducted research and published articles on a wide range of law and technology-related topics including computer crime, cyber security, privacy and data protection, and technology regulation.

He also teaches papers on cyber law, legal aspects of cyber security, and law and information technology.

He is currently a faculty teaching advocate.

Ian Macduff


Ian Macduff is Director of the NZ Centre for ICT Law at Auckland Law School.

He was, until June 2016, Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University and previously taught at Victoria University.

He has been a practising mediator in commercial, environmental, policy, intercultural, family, online mediation and other fields.

Ian is a Fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution.

He is co-editor of Ethnic Conflict and Secessionism in South and South East Asia (Sage, 2003); and co-author of Guidelines for Family Mediation (1995) and contributing author to An Asian Perspective on Mediation.

He is editor of Essays on Mediation: Dealing with Disputes in the 21st Century, (2016)

Marcus Roberts


Marcus is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland Law School. He teaches and researches the Law of Contract and Negligence.

He is also interested in how rapid technological change will change the teaching and practice of law in the years to come.


Vernon Rive


Vernon Rive is an Associate Professor of Law at the Auckland University of Technology which he joined in 2009 after over 14 years of private practice, latterly as a partner at Chapman Tripp.

Since becoming a full time legal academic in 2009, his research activities have focused on three key areas of interest – climate change law; international environmental law; and New Zealand environmental law.

At AUT Law School he lectures in Judicial Review, Constitutional Law, International Environmental Law, Climate Change Law and Resource Management Law.

Vernon is the co-convenor of the New Zealand Resource Management Law Association Academic Advisory Group, a member of the managing committee of the New Zealand for Environmental Law, consultant editor of the LexisNexis Resource Management Bulletin and Associated Scholar with Melbourne Law School’s Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.

John Hopkins


Dr. Hopkins is a Professor of Law of University of Canterbury.

His interests in relation to this project lie in the future of legal education in the context of a legal profession that is changing dramatically in response to advances in information technology.

He has published and spoken widely on this subject.

Dr. Hopkins is a former NZ Fulbright Scholar (to the University of Georgetown, School of Foreign Service) and has held a number of visiting positions including at the Central European University (Budapest); the University of Primorska (Slovenia) and Oxford University (UK).

Simon Connell


Simon is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago.

His teaching and research focus is on contract law, and accidents and the law.

He is interested in how these areas of the law respond to new technologies.

Jennifer Campion


Jennifer Campion is a Lecturer at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, University of Waikato.

Her research interests in intellectual property include a wide range of law and technology-related topics, cyber security and information management, privacy and data protection, and technology regulation.

Jennifer’s teaching background includes papers on legal aspects of cyber security, and law and new technology.

Jennifer is a member of the Auckland District Law Society’s Technology and Law Committee.

Richman Wee


Richman is Academic Research Manager for the TeLENZ project. He was the Project Manager (2016 – 2019) for the new Zealand Law Foundation’s Information Law and Policy Project (ILAPP), and was also the Project Manager (2004 – 2009) for the Law Foundation’s multi-disciplinary and international Human Genome Research Project “Law, Ethics and Policy for the Future” that was led by Professor Mark Henaghan at the Faculty of Law, University of Otago. Richman completed his LLM at the University of Houston Health Law Center and graduated with LLB from the University of Otago.


Rachel Tan


Rachel is a Research Assistant from the University of Waikato. She completed her LLB in 2007 at Bond University, Australia. After working in military defence industries, IT and retail project management companies, Rachel decided to return to research in the exploration of cyberlaw as it has always been her interest. She completed her LLM (First Class Honours) at the University of Waikato in 2019 and soon after commenced her PhD research. She is interested in cyberlaw, particularly in the challenges of regulating social media.

Fleur Mullen


Fleur is a Research Officer for the TeLENZ project. Fleur has over twenty years experience working in program management and support services delivery within the higher education sector, both in the USA and Australia. During her career, Fleur has worked in varied international and business education roles. Fleur holds a BASocSci (Curtin), GDipSecEd (ECU), and an MBA (UWA).