Personal details

Dr Bridget Lewis
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Monash University), Masters of International Human Rights Law (University of Nottingham), Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

human rights, environmental law, environmental rights, international law, climate change, ILGG, ACHLR

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


Bridget is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Law where her research focuses on contemporary human rights challenges.  Bridget completed her PhD at Monash University on the topic of the human right to a healthy environment and climate change, and she has published widely on various issues related to environmental human rights.  Her book, Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change, was published in 2018.

Bridget’s current research explores legal protections of the environmental rights of future generations, particularly in the context of climate change.  Together with colleagues from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Bridget is also collaborating on a project to develop a human rights-based approach to elder law.  Their book, The Human Rights of Older Persons, will be published by Springer in 2020 (with Kelly Purser and Kirsty Mackie).

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  • LLB104: Contemporary Law and Justice
  • LLB141: Introduction to International Law
  • LLH472: Public International Law
This information has been contributed by Dr Bridget Lewis.


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


Current supervisions

  • Framework for Climate Migration Readiness for Fiji for Relocation of Pacific Islanders to Fiji
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rowena Maguire
  • Ecoregional Approach to Development Planning Through the Recognition of Customary Forest (Hutan Adat) in Indonesia
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Rowena Maguire, Dr Evan Hamman
  • The Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products: Lawrence Gostin, India and Global Health Law
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Kylie Pappalardo, Professor Nicolas Suzor, Dr Hope Johnson
  • Freedom of Expression and The Criminalisation of Online Glorification of an Offence: A Case Study of Pakistan
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Mr Andrew Garwood-Gowers

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)