• Justice Boddice

    Justice Boddice

    Justice Boddice graduated Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland in 1983. Justice Boddice was admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1984. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2001. Between 2006 and 2009 Justice Boddice served as a member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. Between 2007 and 2009 Justice Boddice served as Chairperson of the Queensland Nursing Tribunal. On 2 July 2010, Justice Boddice was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Between 2011 and 2014 Justice Boddice served as an additional Judge of the Mental Health Court. Between 2014 and 2017 Justice Boddice served as President of the Mental Health Court. Since 2014 Justice Boddice has served as Legal Patron of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland.

  • Dr Lily Vrtik

    Dr Lily Vrtik

    Dr Lily Vrtik is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in both public and private practice. Dr Vrtik has a specific interest in Health Law and has a passion for medical training and education about medicolegal issues, appropriate use of Medicare, and bioethics in medical marketing. Dr Vrtik is a specialist advisor and risk assessor to MDA National. She also provide independent case-reviews for legal firms. She is currently completing her Masters of Health Law at the University of Sydney, where her most recent papers were on the regulation of the cosmetic medicine industry and the bioethics of medical advertising. One of Dr Vrtik’s passion is to bridge the gap between the legal and medical professions by educating doctors, to provide safer clinical care and understand their legal obligations

  • Dr Sue Keay

    Dr Sue Keay

    Sue is the robotics technology lead at OZ Minerals. An expert in emerging technologies, she is passionate about developing new technology industries in Australia and founded and chairs Robotics Australia Group and the Australia AI Collective. Sue led the development of Australia’s Robotics roadmaps, outlining how robotics and automation will impact on every sector of the Australian economy. Recognised by SME on their global list of 20 women making their mark in robotics and automation in 2021, as an outstanding contributor to the drone and robotics industry (2020) and as a Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia.

    An advocate for diversity in technology, Sue represents Oceania for Women in Robotics and is responsible for bringing the Grace Hopper Celebration to Australia. Sue has an MBA from The University of Queensland Business School and a PhD in Earth Science from ANU. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Adjunct Professor at QUT. Former roles include CEO of Queensland AI Hub, Research Director for Cyber-Physical Systems at CSIRO’s Data61 and Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.


  • Professor Simon Denny

    Professor Simon Denny

    Professor Simon Denny is an Adolescent and Young Adult Physician who is the Director of the Mater Young Adult Health Centre. He trained as a Paediatrician in New Zealand. He was the Principal Investigator of Youth’07 which was New Zealand’s second National Youth Health and Wellbeing survey. He has published over 150 academic publications/ conference papers/ book chapter and reports on youth health issues in New Zealand. His is the current chair of the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Committee for the RACP and was past chairs of the Adolescent Health Research Group and Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand. He brings a clinical and epidemiological focus on youth health issues, especially around nutrition, obesity, wellbeing and youth appropriate health services. He has worked with ‘big data’ including using AI algorithms for modelling health services.

  • Professor Tina Cockburn

    Professor Tina Cockburn

    Professor Tina Cockburn TEP is an Associate Professor of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR), co-lead of the ACHLR Planning for Healthy Ageing program, a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and a member of the Queensland Law Society Health and Disability Law Committee. Prior to joining QUT she was employed as a solicitor with Feez Ruthning (now Allens). Tina’s research focuses on access to justice by vulnerable members of society in three broad contexts: patient safety law; elder and disability law; and the institutional abuse of children. In the area of patient safety law, Tina’s research has focused on medico-legal issues, medical litigation, compensation and redress arising out of adverse medical outcomes and the communication of information to patients, including patient consent and post treatment open disclosure. She has over 150 publications, including peer reviewed articles in leading national and international journals, multiple coauthored texts. Her publications relate to current issues in medical litigation (including negligence, trespass, & intentional torts), expert evidence, innovative medical treatment and the regulatory framework for the health, performance and conduct of healthcare practitioners. 

  • Darren Hopkins

    Darren Hopkins

    Darren Hopkins is a Partner at McGrathNicol, who specialises in advising businesses on both proactive and reactive uses of technology in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, digital forensics and technology-led investigations. Darren is a highly respected, qualified investigator and forensic technology expert with more than 20 years of specialist forensic experience and more than five years as a foundation member of the Forensic Computer Examination Unit with the Queensland Police. Held in high regard by attorneys and the courts, he has undertaken complex computer forensic examinations for both criminal and civil litigation in Australia and overseas.

    He works regularly with boards, executives and senior business leaders in organisations of every size to consider and set technology strategies for cyber, privacy, data protection and information risk management. His extensive experience spans across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, construction, entertainment, financial services, government, insurance, leisure, manufacturing, retail and technology. He also regularly applies his digital forensic and investigative expertise to help resolve time- critical and highly sensitive issues. These matters range from large-scale data breaches or theft, through to employee misconduct or intellectual property matters.

  • Dr Peter Miller

    Dr Peter Miller

    Dr Peter Miller is an Emergency Physician and Clinical Director of Telehealth Emergency Management Support Unit (TEMSU) as part of Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ), Queensland Health. Peter is a graduate of the University of Queensland and has spent the last 30 years working in regional Queensland for Queensland Health. He has a broad range of clinical and management experience having practiced primarily in Specialist Emergency Medicine in the Toowoomba Hospital Emergency Department, but has also worked in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with RFDS, Lifeflight and RSQ. Dr Miller has a specific interest in bringing high quality, supportive and sustainable health services to regional, rural and remote Queensland through the use of technology.

  • Professor Mark Taylor

    Professor Mark Taylor

    Mark Taylor, PhD is a Professor in Health Law and Regulation at Melbourne Law School; Director of a research group focussed on Health Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX); and, co-Director of the University of Melbourne’s Collaborative for Better Health and Regulation. Mark’s research is on the governance of personal health information. He investigates the concept of enabling governance: capable of reconciling individual and community (privacy) interests with a broader (public) interest in access, use and management of personal health information. Mark chaired the national Confidentiality Advisory Group in England and Wales for 5 years. He was policy advisor to the Health Research Authority in England and a member of the drafting group for the OECD Recommendation on Health Data Governance. He is currently seconded to the Australian Government Department of Health as interim Chair of the Data Governance Board for My Health Record system data.