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Kelsie Nabben is an ethnographic researcher specialising in the social impacts of emerging technologies, notably decentralised digital infrastructure and Artificial Intelligence. Her post-doctoral research focuses on accountability in blockchain governance, specifically in digital contexts of private governance. She completed her PhD at RMIT University's Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society on 'Resilience in decentralised technologies'. Nabben’s research involves analysis of the interplay between social and technical elements of digital infrastructure.

Her research has been applied in various settings, including contributions to an Australian Federal blockchain working group and the development of international policy toolkits on 'Decentralised Autonomous Organisations' for the World Economic Forum. Additionally, she has worked on blockchain industry projects with BlockScience and frequently shares her perspectives through peer-reviewed publications, on national news and on radio.

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