Dr Rob Nicholls is an associate professor of regulation and governance at the UNSW Business School and a visiting professional fellow at UTS Sydney Law. His research interests focus at the intersection of technology and regulation. Dr Nicholls has had a forty-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance. His first degree was in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Birmingham, and he was awarded his PhD and MA by UNSW Sydney.
Dr Nicholls is director of the UNSW Business School Regulatory Laboratory, a deputy director of the UNSW Institute for Cybersecurity, and a member of the UNSW Business Insights Institute.
Before moving to academia, he worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and spent twelve years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin, including as a partner. Dr Nicholls is an accredited mediator.
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