Sophie Farthing is Head of Policy at the Human Technology Institute, University of Technology Sydney (HTI). Previously, Ms Farthing was the Senior Policy Adviser to the Australian Human Rights Commissioner, leading the Human Rights and Technology Project at the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2017 to 2021.
A human rights lawyer, Ms Farthing has worked in legal policy roles at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) in Sydney, at Liberty (National Council for Civil Liberties) in the United Kingdom, and was appointed the Research Assistant to Baroness Hale of Richmond in the United Kingdom Supreme Court.
Ms Farthing has a Masters of Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bachelor degrees in Social Work (Hons) and Law from the University of New South Wales.
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