Award-Winning Activist and Law Reform Campaigner. Legal Researcher. Lawyer. Advisor. Keynote Speaker. Feminist.
LAW AND POLICY
Noelle Martin has a Bachelor of Laws and Arts (major in philosophy) from Macquarie University, and a Master of Laws from The University of Western Australia.
She was admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in 2020.
She has worked as a judge's associate (Research Orderly) at the Supreme Court of Western Australia, and at the Department of Justice in Western Australia.
She is currently working as a researcher at the UWA Tech & Policy Lab. Her Higher Degree by Research is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, co-funded by the UCLA Center on Race & Digital Justice.
For over a decade, Noelle Martin has been the target of perpetrators fabricating and distributing fake pornographic images and deepfakes of her without her consent. She has turned her survival story into a global fight for justice.
She was awarded Young Western Australian of the Year in 2019, listed as an honoree on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list of 2019, nominated for Advocate of the Year for the marie claire 2023 Women of the Year Awards, and listed on marie claire's 2023 Power List of '20 Women Who Have Inspired Us this Year' for her efforts to help criminalise image-based sexual abuse across Australia, and advocate for justice in the digital rights space.
She was the only Australian to stand with two Attorney Generals - in New South Wales and Western Australia - at history-making press conferences announcing new criminal offences to distribute, record, and threaten to distribute or record, intimate images and videos without consent.
Beyond Australia, she has fought for justice in news media all over the world: from the US, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, France, Spain, and Ireland, to name a few. Her work has reached the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, and the Boston Globe, among countless others.
She has served as an advisor for the Pathways to Digital Justice project with the World Economic Forum. And was quoted by the FBI and Homeland Security in an official report on deepfakes after being invited to speak with them on the matter.
RESEARCH: IMMERSIVE TECH & THE METAVERSE
Noelle Martin completed her Master of Laws dissertation on the vast global implications of the metaverse.
She has continued her research on the metaverse jointly with Associate Professor Julia Powles at The University of Western Australia.
Her joint work and research have been featured in the Financial Times (US), MIT Tech Review, the UK’s Times Radio, and Sky News Australia, among others.