Natalia is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law and Justice of the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney, Australia) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. In her current role, she looks at how data and technology are revolutionising financial services in Australia and abroad and what changes could be put in place to improve regulatory approaches to better facilitate innovation. Natalia’s broader research and teaching interests include general international law, comparative law, and the law of armed conflict.
Prior to joining the ARC Laureate Fellowship team, Natalia was a Lecturer and a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra where she focused on the application of international law to State operations in the cyber domain, and the law, ethics and value sensitive design of emerging military and security technology. She is the author of a monograph on the obligation of States under international law to carry out legal reviews of weapons.
Her earlier professional path includes research and editorial positions at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, and in-house legal advice on matters of contract and labour law for private sector companies in Germany and Malta.
Natalia completed her undergraduate studies in law at the University of Heidelberg (2011), holds an LL.M in Public International Law from the University of Utrecht (2013), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Melbourne (2018).