Katrin Nyman-Metcalf is the Programme Director of Research and Legal Aspects at the Estonian e-Governance Academy and Adjunct Professor of Communications Law at the Department of Law, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology.

She is also involved in international consultancy, primarily in the area of information and communication technology law, including e-governance. Her projects include regular legal analysis of media and communications legislation for e.g. the OSCE and the European Commission; work on setting up regulatory systems and professional training, especially for post-conflict societies; and support for e-governance.

Katrin’s PhD in Public International Law (the law of outer space) (1999) and her Master’s degree (1986) are both from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Her research interests include how law and technology meet, with a special emphasis on IT and communications, as well as outer space; international (global and regional) decision-making and the changing structure of governance; the implementation of human rights; and the rule of law. She has published widely on these and related topics.

Katrin speaks Estonian, English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish and some Bosnian.