Associate Professor Damian Hine is an evolutionary economist who researches the impact of regulation on the progress of disruptive technologies to market. He is currently completing a national report on Adaptive Regulation of Digital Medical Devices, has a number of publications on the impact of the FDA on drug development in the US; has an ongoing project on regulation in the telecommunications sector in Bahrain; and works with government and multilateral agencies to improve policies and practices. His focus is on the types of regulation in play in an industry and the extent to which that regulation lubricates or causes friction in that system.