Dr Lauren Nishimura
Dr Lauren Nishimura is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne Law School. Lauren’s work focuses on climate change, international law, human rights, and migration. Her research explores how international obligations can contribute to efforts to adapt to climate change and reduce climate-related risks to people, including through anticipatory measures that account for human mobility. She received her PhD in Law from the University of Oxford and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center. Lauren also practiced as an environmental lawyer in the United States and Southeast Asia for nearly a decade and has subsequently undertaken consultancy work on climate change for international and non-governmental organizations. She is on the Advisory Committee for the Platform on Disaster Displacement and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of RefLaw at the University of Michigan Law School. Lauren also holds a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Oxford and a BA from Vassar College.