Graduate Researchers

Graduate Researchers

Nicholas Ampt

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Zoorisprudence: How Should the Law treat Animals?

Supervisors: Professor Christine Parker and Professor K. Jones

Ma. NiƱa Blesilda Araneta-Alana

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Climate Finance and the Philippines: A Legal and Critical analysis of rules, Institutions and Structures

Supervisors: Professor Margaret Young and Professor Sundhya Pahuja

Sarah Barker

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Directors' Liability for Corporate Responses to Climate Change: A Comparative Study of Australian, US and UK Law.

Supervisors: Professor Jacqueline Peel and Ms Judith Marychurch.

Ashleigh Best

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Animals, Disasters and Legal Status: Contributing to and Correcting Vulnerability

Supervisors: Professor Christine Parker and Professor Lee Godden

Lev Bromberg

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Australian Farm Animal Welfare Regulation: Preventing Unnecessary Suffering, Providing Animals with a Life Worth Living, or Neither?

Supervisors: Professor Christine Parker and Professor Tess Hardy

Xiaoxuan Chen

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Coastal Management, Community Resilience, and the Law: A Comparative Analysis of Shandong Province in China and the State of Victoria in Australia

Supervisors: Professor Margaret Young and Professor Sarah Biddulph

Alexis Ian Dela Cruz

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: The Imperial Sea: Imaginaries of ocean rule of law and development

Supervisors: Professor Sundhya Pahuja and Professor Margaret Young

Richard Hainbach

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Renewable Energies in International Trade and Investment Law

Supervisors: Professor Jurgen Kurtz and Professor Margaret Young

Sophie Lamond

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Campus Food Revolutions: Investigating Policy and Projects for Food System Transformation in US Universities

Supervisors: Professor Christine Parker and Professor John Howe

Elliot Legendre

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: 

Supervisors: Professor Miranda Stewart and Dr Erin O'Donnell

Juliette McIntyre

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Procedures of the International Court: Theory, Function and Practice

Supervisors: Professor Hillary Charlesworth and Professor Margaret Young

Roanna McClelland

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Rights to Water or Rights of Water? Examining the use of the Human Right to Water and Rights for Rivers at the local level

Supervisors: Professor Lee Godden and A/Professor Rebecca Nelson

Vernon Rive

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Scattered laws, scattered lives: a regimes analysis of legal and policy responses to climate change-related displacement, migration and relocation in Oceania

Supervisors: Professor Margaret Young and Professor Michelle Foster

Samantha Tang

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Shareholder Power and the Public Interest

Supervisors: Professor Christine Parker and Professor R Langford

Michael Uche Ukponu

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic:  Eco-Justice for Environmental Crimes During Peacetime: Examining Alternative Pathways for the Recognition of Ecocide Under International Law

Supervisors: Professor Alison Duxbury and A/Professor Rebecca Nelson

Daria Vasilevska

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Pollution of the Marine Environment by Plastic: Comparative Approach in International, European and Comparative Law

Supervisors: Professor Margaret Young and Professor S. Maljean-Dubois

Ella Vines

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: At the Coalface: Legal Constraints on Coal Mining After the Paris Agreement

Supervisors: Professor Jacqueline Peel and Professor Margaret Young

Past Graduate Researchers

James Bond

Divergent Risk Perspectives in Environmental Management. Supervisors: Dr Brian Cook (School of Geography and Resource Management) and Professor Lee Godden.

Mohammad Islam

Crafting Legal and Institutional Frameworks for groundwater resources of Bangladesh: From Overexploitation to Sustainable Abstraction. Supervisors: Professor Lee Godden and Associate Professor Rebecca Nelson

Sebastian Rioseco

The Influence of Conferences of the Parties of the Content and the Implementation of Their Parent-Treaties. Supervisors: Professor Margaret Young and Professor Hilary Charlesworth

Alice Palmer

Reimagining international environmental law. Supervisors: Professor Lee Godden and Associate Professor Shaun McVeigh. Read more about Alice Palmer.

Penelope Gleeson

Dope, Drugs, and Devices: The Political Legitimacy of Therapeutic Goods Regulation in Australia. Supervisors: Professor Christine Parker and Associate Professor M. Taylor Sands

Kobi Leins

International Law Applicable to the Use of Nanomaterials in War. Supervisors: Professor Christine Parker and Professor Alison Duxbury

Timothy Baxter

Justiciability and the environment – Challenging current conceptions of separation of powers in light of existential environmental threats. Supervisors: Professor Lee Godden and Associate Professor Jason Varuhas.

Josi Khatarina

Decentralisation, Law, and the Failure of Palm Oil Licensing in Indonesia. Supervisors: Professor Tim Lindsey and Professor Margaret Young

Laura Schuijers

The effective regulation of environmental impact assessment: A case study on hydraulic fracturing. Supervisors: Associate Professor Margaret Young and Professor Jacqueline Peel.

The Hon. Philip Cummins

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Of Judicial Office. Supervisors: Professor Michael Crommelin AO and Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO. Read more about The Hon. Philip Cummins.

Elizabeth Macpherson

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: The Indigenous Water Market: Commercial Indigenous Water Rights in Australia and Chile. Supervisors: Associate Professor Kirsty Gover and Adjunct Associate Professor Maureen Tehan.

Carlo Morris

PhD Candidate, Engineering. Topic: Management of the environment using a combination of policy instruments: A case study of farm dams in Victoria. Supervisors: Professor Michael Stewardson (Engineering), Professor Biran Finlayson (Geography and Resource Management) and Professor Lee Godden.

James Munro

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: The relationship between emissions trading schemes and international trade and investment law. Supervisors: Professor Andrew Mitchell and Associate Professor Margaret Young.

Stephanie Niall

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Shifting Sands: The Complexity of Managing Natural Resources in a Dynamic Environment. Supervisors: Professor Lee Godden and Professor Jacqueline Peel.

Erin O'Donnell

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Environmental independence: How can environmental law adapt to an environmental corporation with property rights and a voice of its own? Supervisors: Professor Lee Godden, Professor Sundhya Pahuja and Professor John Freebairn (Economics). Read more about Erin O'Donnell.

Lily O'Neil

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Law, power, and indigenous negotiation outcomes in Australia's natural gas industry. Supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Maureen Tehan and Professor Miranda Stewart. =

Joshua Paine

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: International Adjudicatory Functions: A Comparative Study through the Lens of Environmental Cases. Supervisors: Laureate Professor Anne Orford and Associate Professor Margaret Young.

Robin Robinson

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic: Unfinished Business: How to address deficiencies in native title jurisprudence relating to the protection of intragroup native title rights and interests. Supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Maureen Tehan and Associate Professor Kirsty Gover.

Elizabeth Sheargold

PhD Candidate, Melbourne Law School. Topic examines how states seek to safeguard their regulatory autonomy when drafting international trade and investment agreements.