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Dr Rowena Maguire

Faculty of Law,
Law School


Dr Rowena Maguire
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
Law, Environmental Science and Management, Other Law and Legal Studies
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Doctor of Philsophy (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)


Climate Ethics and Justice, Climate change litigation, Forest regulation international and domestic, International environmental law, Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Rowena Maguire is a lecturer in the School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology and a research affiliate at the Cambridge Climate Change Centre for Mitigation Research.  Rowena’s principal research interests and publications concern international climate and forest regulation and indigenous and community groups rights and responsibilities in connection with environmental management.  Her PhD research was concerned with the international regulation of sustainable forest management and this work has been recently published: Global Forest Governance: Legal Concepts and Policy Trends (Edward Elgar 2013).  Rowena was awarded a Queensland and China Government Climate Change Fellowship in 2011 to undertake research on forest regulation in China.   Presently Rowena is part of a Cambridge research team supporting the Kenyan government to prepare for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and climate smart agriculture investment.
She is a member of both the Environmental and Resource Management Research Programme and the Crime and Justice Research Centre’s within the Faculty of Law at QUT.  Rowena was the co- chair of the Shifting Global Powers Colloquium hosted by the QUT law faculty in November 2011; on the steering committee of the Rethinking International Law and Justice Conference hosted in Istanbul in September 2012 and the co-chair of the Environmental Justice workshop hosted by the QUT law faculty in November 2012.Rowena is a co-editor on two collection emerging from the Shifting Global Powers Colloquium: Rowena Maguire, Bridget Lewis and Charles Sampford: Shifting Global Powers: Challenges and opportunities for International Law (Routledge 2013 forthcoming) and Rowena Maguire and Angus Francis, Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region (Ashgate 2013 forthcoming).     
She teaches law in context, international law and environmental and planning law at the undergraduate level and international aid and development at the postgraduate level.  Rowena is working with the Environmental Defenders Organisation Queensland to offer QUT students valuable exposure to environmental community legal organisation experience and she was part of a team that received a QUT Engagement and Innovation Grant in 2012 for this purpose.  Other service related work includes consultation on a number of of donor funded consultancy projects such as designing and delivering environmental training programs for groups from Kenya, China, Vietnam and the Pacific.
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