Dr Cradduck is a member of the Australian Smart Communities Association and her primary research interest is in the development of appropriate broadband/internet access policies. Lucy’s research also includes the impacts to property use and users arising from access to internet. She was appointed in 2012 as part of QUT’s Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD) Program. Her SJD Thesis entitled The future of the Internet Economy: Addressing challenges facing the implementation of the Australian National Broadband Network examined issues pertinent to the challenges facing ubiquitous high speed broadband in Australia.