Nicole Vincent

Nicole Vincent


Dr Nicole Vincent is a Senior Lecturer in TD School at University of Technology Sydney. She is an expert on the social, legal, policy, and ethical implications, applications, challenges, and opportunities of advances in science and emerging technologies. Topics of her projects – which she approaches through the lenses of complex systems theory, value-sensitive design, and socially responsible innovation – include artificial intelligence, blockchain, automation and autonomous systems, digital transformation, brain-computer-interfaces, gene editing, neuroscience, human enhancement, medicine, law, and behavioural economics.

Dr Vincent’s work has been funded by more than $1 million grants, she has published well in excess of 40 peer reviewed academic papers, edited three books, delivered over 100 academic talks including numerous keynotes in 14 countries, and organised 20 international conferences. Her publications are cited in the Supreme Court of the United States of America, by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

In 2021 Dr Vincent led development and delivery of the “Ethical AI: Supporting Responsible Development by Learning Through International Collaboration” project, which included participants from government in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, under the Cyber Cooperation Program funded by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 2018 she led development of UTS’s institutional response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s “Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper”. Her two edited volumes – "Neuroscience and Criminal Responsibility" (2013) and "Neurointerventions and The Law: Regulating Human Mental Capacity" (2020), both published with OUP – are core neurolaw reference texts.

Dr Vincent was awarded her PhD in philosophy of law from the University of Adelaide in 2007, and prior to taking up her current appointment in 2018 she also held positions at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Technische Universiteit Delft in The Netherlands, Georgia State University in USA, Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University, and the University of New South Wales.


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