Htaik is part of the Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society at QUB. Her research is supported by the Leverhulme Trust. She is based in the School of Law working in the interdisciplinary areas of Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Law. Her project examines 'Fair Trial and the Robot Judge' and identifies guidelines for designers of automated justice to integrate the principles of a fair hearing in accordance with Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Prior to commencing her PhD, Htaik worked on a number of high profile public inquiries within Northern Ireland representing the families in the Bloody Sunday, Robert Hamill and Rosemary Nelson public inquiries. She was also a solicitor to the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related Deaths. She is currently a Legal Chair for the Exceptional Circumstances Body and a Presiding Member for the Civil Legal Services Appeals Panel.