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, ACHLR

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


Bridget Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, where she is a member of the Ecological Justice Research Program. Bridget’s research explores various issues at the intersection of the environment and human rights, including climate change, environmental and intergenerational justice, and displacement. Her doctoral research presented a multidimensional analysis of the concept of a human right to a healthy environment and what it can contribute to a human rights-based approach to climate change. Bridget’s book Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change: Current Status and Future Prospects was published in 2018 and her work has appeared in journals including Transnational Environmental Law, the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Environmental Law and the Australian Yearbook of International Law.

Bridget’s current research explores potential legal protections for the environmental rights of future generations, particularly in the context of climate change, including an examination of climate litigation by children and young people.

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  • LLB104: Contemporary Law and Justice
  • LLB141: Introduction to International Law
  • LLH472: Public International Law
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Bridget currently serves on the Academic Advisory Group for the Queensland Human Rights Commission and is a member of the Expert Panel on Human Rights advising the Queensland Parliament.

Bridget is also active in her community, serving on the committees of Birdlife Southern Queensland and Protect the Bush Alliance.

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


Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)