Former Team Members

Former Research Fellow (October 2020 to October 2021)
Dr Max Parasol

Max is a qualified cross border M&A lawyer with extensive experience in Private Equity. He practiced as a lawyer in Shanghai, Perth, and Melbourne. Max holds a PhD surveying artificial intelligence (AI) business models and global AI ecosystems from UTS. In 2021, he will publish a book entitled: “AI Development and the ‘Fuzzy Logic’ of Chinese Cyber Security and Data Laws” (Cambridge University Press, 2021, forthcoming). He speaks, reads, and writes Chinese.

In October 2020, Max joined UNSW Sydney as a FinTech Research Fellow looking at the global FinTech landscape. His research to date focuses on China’s central bank digital currency, Crypto Exchanges, DeFi, blockchain innovations, and payment provider/lending business models abroad.

As a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University he created a unit about China’s innovation ecosystem. He speaks, reads, and writes Chinese.

Maria Lai
Research Assistant
Maria Lai

Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages)(Honours) and is currently completing a JD at UNSW Sydney.