Dr John Selby researches the spill-over effects of regulation of and on the Internet onto business at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. In his PhD dissertation awarded by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), John applied the interdisciplinary New Institutional Economics theory to interpret the history of the regulation of the domain name system in Australia. He was a University medallist, received first-class honours in Law and a degree in
International Business from Griffith University.
Since 2011, John has been appointed as an assessor for Discovery Grants for the Australian Research Council (ARC). He was an investigator on two ARC grants awarded in 2010. John has presented on his research in many international forums, including at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum in 2013 (where he was appointed as an ISOC-AU Ambassador) and in 2014, where he spoke about the challenges posed by the intersection of the institutions that regulate international trade and internet governance.
In 2009, John was a Postel Center Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. In 2006, he was recognised as one of Australia’s “Young Voices in Technology and International Relations” by the Lowy Institute. Previously, he worked as a commercial lawyer for Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Sydney and for TMI Associates in Tokyo, Japan.