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Dr Michaela Macdonald

Dr Macdonald is a Lecturer at Queen Mary University, teaching Interactive Entertainment Law, AI, Robotics and the Law, Cybersecurity Law and Product Development across the undergraduate, LLM and distance learning programmes at Queen Mary University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Her main research interests are in the legal, regulatory and societal effects of disruptive technologies. She has been involved in projects exploring the legal and regulatory implications of cloud computing, and, most recently, investigating the legality of smart contracts, as they may be used to increase efficiency and add value for customers in the Lloyd’s insurance market. She is also working at Moorcrofts LLP as a consultant, collaborating on projects that have focused on the legality of data and text mining activities, Open Source licenses classification and contract automation.