Allan McCay (he/him)
Academic Fellow and Deputy Director of Sydney Institute of Criminology
University of Sydney
Dr. Allan McCay is Deputy Director of The Sydney Institute of Criminology and an Academic Fellow at the University of Sydney’s Law School. He was named by Australasian Lawyer as one of the most influential lawyers of 2021 for his work on neurotechnology and the law.
Allan trained as a solicitor in Scotland, practiced as a commercial litigator in Hong Kong with Baker McKenzie, and has been admitted to practice in two Australian jurisdictions. He is also experienced in providing continuing professional development to the legal profession in areas as diverse as behavioral legal ethics and legal aspects of neurotechnology, as well as being a TEDx speaker.
He is the author of numerous academic and other publications. His first coedited book, Free Will and the Law: New Perspectives, is published by Routledge, and his second, Neurointerventions and the Law: Regulating Human Mental Capacity, is published by Oxford University Press.
He was commissioned by the Law Society of England and Wales to write the report Neurotechnology, law and the legal profession, which was published in August 2022. This world-first consideration of brain-computer interfaces and other forms of neurotechnology was reported by media sources around the world in over 20 countries, including reports from the BBC and The Times.