Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
United Nations University, Japan
Sam Johnston is a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Japan. Before joining the UNU-IAS, he held positions at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the University of Cambridge, Société Générale Australia Ltd and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. In his current role, his principal responsibilities are to establish the Traditional Knowledge Centre of the United Nations University (UNU), provide strategic guidance to the Director regarding the research priorities of the Institute and develop new research activities. He is a qualified lawyer and also holds a degree in chemistry.