I am currently Research Fellow in International Marine Policy at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, based at SciencesPo, Paris. I am also undertaking my PhD with the Australian National University. I graduated with an LLB from the Universities of Nottingham and Texas in 2010 (Law with American Law) and an an LLM from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2012, focussing on environmental law.
I am passionate about the environment, climate change and renewable energy. My research at Iddri focuses on international marine policy, particularly the ongoing discussions towards an UNCLOS Implementing Agreement on high seas biodiversity and regional approaches to marine governance. My PhD looks at national marine governance mechanisms in the context of ocean industrialistaion, focussing specifically on the emerging marine renewable energy industry as a case study. I am also interested in electricity markets and regulation, and the emerging legal theories of Earth Jurisprudence and Animal Law.
I have previously been a campaigner at the Total Environment Centre in Sydney, Australia, where I campaigned for greater demand side participation, energy efficiency and distributed generation in the National Electricity Market. Previously I was a Research Assistant to Dr. David Leary at UNSW’s Initiative on Climate Law and Policy, conducting research on renewable energy law and policy, marine genetic resources and synthetic biology. I have also worked at Freehills, a large Australian corporate law firm, as a Paralegal in the Energy and Resources group.