Flinders Blockchain Alliance

The Flinders Blockchain Alliance is a research initiative that sits within the College of Business, Government and Law bringing together experts from International Relations, Law and Policy to conduct the strategic analysis of distributed ledger technology - Blockchain.

Our current research includes analysis of the impact of disruptive technologies on the future operating environment of the ADF, legal implications of autonomous vehicles, and broader social, political, and strategic implications of distributed ledger technology and crypto currencies.


The FBA committee members:

Zac Rogers is a PhD candidate in the College of Business, Government, and Law at Flinders University of South Australia and founding member of the Flinders Blockchain Alliance. Thesis title is ‘Networked Security in the Western Pacific: A Preliminary Assessment,’ currently under examination. Current research explores the military/strategic implications of cyber insecurity, developments in the securitization of cyber space, the military applications of blockchain technology, and the impending impact of blockchain uptake on the regional/global political economy.


Tania Leiman current research interests include automated vehicles, blockchain, disruption in the legal profession, artificial intelligence and legal tech. She leads the Legal sub-group of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative [ADVI]’s Policy & Risk Group. Tania teaches Tort Law 1 and 2 in the undergraduate LLBLP program and Legal Analysis and Problem Solving and Torts in Flinders' innovative postgraduate JD program which adopts an online PBL approach. She was a supervising solicitor at the award-winning Flinders Legal Advice Clinic from 2012-2016, and is a member of the Clinic’s Executive Management Team with a focus on clinical legal curriculum.



Lucy Evans is the Director of Professional Programs for Flinders Law and a Senior Lecturer in the Professional Programs Unit. Admitted to practice law in 1998, Lucy has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law in both transactional and litigious matters. A lecturer since 2009, Lucy uses her practical knowledge and understanding to teach students valuable skills for their future careers. Passionate about assisting students to transition from student to professional, Lucy has integrated her knowledge of the legal profession into the practical legal training program.



Maryanne Kelton is a senior lecturer in international relations at Flinders University of South Australia and Deputy Director of the Centre for US and Asia Policy Studies. She has analysed US foreign policy particularly as it applies to the Asia Pacific and Australia, and has examined US economic statecraft in the region. She is the author of ‘More than an Ally’? Contemporary Australia-US Relations (Ashgate, 2008) and has published in the International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Australian Journal of International Affairs and the Australian Journal of Politics and History.



Upcoming seminar:    

24 September 2018, 5:30pm, Flinders Victoria Square campus

Law and Tech Collide: Driverless Cars - is Australia ready?

Presnted by Tanie Leiman, Dean of Law at Flinders University

More information visit College webpage 

Past seminar:  

12 July, 2018, 9:00-5:00pm, New Venture Institute

Blockchain Symposium:  Current Directions 2.0 Business Innovation with Blockchain

Presented by NVI at Flinders, attend this series of conversations and masterclasses around the impact of blockchain on compliance, regulation and commercially focused blockchain business models.  Industry thought leaders will challenge your opinions on Blockchain and help you realise where it has a place in your company.

More information visit NVI website

Current Directions Blockchain Conference, 3rd July, 2017, Flinders New Ventures Institue

Current Directions flyer