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Professor Amanda Kennedy
Faculty of Law,
Law School
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  • Co-Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Teaching and Capacity Building Committee (2017 – present)
  • Council Member, National Rural Law and Justice Alliance (2013 – 2016)
  • Co-Editor in Chief, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law eJournal (2013 – 2016)

ILGG, Environmental Justice, Environmental Law, Agricultural Law

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


Amanda Kennedy (PhD, LLB (Hons 1), B.Com, Grad.Dip. Legal Practice, Grad. Cert. Law Teaching, Lawyer (NSW)) joined the Queensland University of Technology as a Professor of Law in 2019. She was previously the Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law at the University of New England (2007 – 2018). Amanda’s research interests fall predominantly within the area of agri-environmental law, and include:

  • environmental justice
  • land use law and conflict
  • effective systems for natural resource governance
  • food systems governance

She has conducted funded research on these issues under Australian Research Council and other industry grants, and has published her work in both domestic and international journals and books, including a recent monograph with Routledge, Environmental Justice and Land Use Conflict: The Governance of Mineral and Gas Resource Development.

Amanda has taught across undergraduate and postgraduate programs concerning natural resource governance, and has more recently been teaching in the field of animal law. Amanda has completed a Graduate Certificate in Law Teaching through Monash University, and has received peer recognition for her teaching practice including the LexisNexis-Australasian Law Teachers Association Citation for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law (2014), and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Emerging Scholar Education Award (2016). Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s Teaching and Capacity Building Committee, and is editing a monograph on teaching and learning in environmental law.

This information has been contributed by Professor Amanda Kennedy.


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