Jennifer Tridgell

PhD Candidate at University of Cambridge

Open Source AI and AI Regulation

Government, Law & Policy


Ms. Jennifer Tridgell is an Australian qualified international lawyer, and a PhD Candidate (Law x Computer Science) at the University of Cambridge as a World Ramsay Postgraduate Scholar. Under the supervision of Dr Jatinder Singh and Prof Eyal Benvenisti, her research analyses global governance of open-source software, including cybersecurity and AI regimes. She was previously the Senior Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Dr Shaheed, and has advised leading international law firms, international and regional human rights courts and several human rights NGOs. She has a particular focus on how international law intersects with technology, diplomacy and policy. Jennifer has served on the Global Management Committee of the International Law Association and its White Paper “Digital Challenges for International Law.” She holds an LLM (International Law) from University of Cambridge and BA/LLB (Hons.) from Macquarie University.