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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)

Professional memberships
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Visiting Fellow Strathmore Law School, Nairobi, Kenya


Equitable Climate Policy, International Climate Regulation, Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, Women and Environmental Regulation, Australian Environmental and Climate Law, ILGG

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


Dr Rowena Maguire is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology and a visiting fellow at Strathmore Law School, Nairobi, Kenya.    She is the theme leader of the Climate and Environmental Governance research hub within the International Law and Global Governance research program within the Faculty of Law.  Rowena’s research is primarily concerned with equitable design and implementation of climate and environmental law and her publications can be viewed via QUT eprints.
Her PhD research examined the international regulation of forest resources, published as a monograph: Global Forest Governance: Legal Concepts and Policy Trends (Edward Elgar, 2013).  Following on from this study, Rowena was appointed as a Research Affiliate to the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research and worked on a donor REDD+ project in Kenya.  From 2014- 2016, Rowena was a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery project examining international climate governance integrity issues and was a co-editor of two edited collections emerging from this work.  Rowena’s current research projects are focused on women and climate regulation with a focus on gender balance and gender responsive climate policies.  She is also collaborating on projects investigating emissions from the forestry sector in Australia and in developing countries (REDD+).
Rowena coordinates the units ‘Environmental and Sustainability Law’ and ‘Introduction to International Law’ in the undergraduate program within the School of Law and supervises higher degree research students in the areas of international environmental and human rights law.
This information has been contributed by Dr Rowena Maguire.


Units currently taught


  • LLB440: Environmental and Sustainability Law
  • LLB141: Introduction to International Law
  • LLB:104 Contemporary Law and Justice
  • LLH:472: Public International Law



This information has been contributed by Dr Rowena Maguire.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.