Hamish is a PhD candidate on the ARC Laureate Project. His current research focusses on the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of patent law. In particular, his research explores how the law conceptualises and regulates modern biotechnology products. He is also interested in the interrelationship between law and science, and how these domains influence and depend upon one another. Hamish completed a dual degree in Science/Laws (Honours) in June 2017, with a major in chemistry.

Researcher biography

Hamish MacDonald is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland and the ARC CoE for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture. His research explores co-productive intersections of law and science, with a particular focus on how intellectual property laws interact with genetic technologies and quantitative models. Other research areas include the international regulation of genetic resources, the technical infrastructures underlying legal systems, and the intellectual property implications of artificial intelligence.