- Dr Evan Hamman
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
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Dr Hamman is a qualified lawyer, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a current member of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Teaching and Capacity Building Committee.
Environmental Law, World Heritage, Great Barrier Reef, Nature Conservation, Public Participation, International Environmental Law, Queensland Environmental Law, Migratory Birds, Migratory Species, Ramsar Convention
Dr Hamman is a Senior Lecturer in the school of law at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He holds bachelors degrees in law and commerce from the University of New South Wales (Hons Class 2) and a masters degree in environmental science and law from Sydney University (with distinction). His PhD research – awarded an Outstanding Thesis Award – investigated the role of non-state actors under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.
Dr Hamman has worked for NGOs and the Queensland Government on conservation and environmental law issues. He has an interest in the role and influence of civil society in conservation. His current research focuses on environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region including: migratory species; Ramsar wetlands; World Heritage areas; and the Great Barrier Reef.
Dr Hamman teaches in property law at QUT and has also delivered lectures in environmental law and planning law. He has a particular interest in clinical legal education.
NOTE: Dr Hamman is currently accepting PhD supervisions in any of the following areas:
– Governance of coral reefs and marine biodiversity including the Great Barrier Reef.
– Conservation of species and Protected Areas law (including the World Heritage Convention, Ramsar Convention and Convention on Biological Diversity).
– Compliance and enforcement with Queensland, Australian and international environmental law.
– Communities, mining, coal seam gas and access to justice.
Dr Hamman is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He currently coordinates Real Property Law at QUT and supervises Clinical Legal Education projects, including overseas study tours to Asia. Dr Hamman was awarded best research paper related to teaching in 2017 for his paper on incorporating cultural humility into the law degree: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/104276/
Dr Hamman has worked as a lawyer for NGOs, in the private sector and for the Queensland Government Department of Environment. Since graduating with a bachelor of laws in 2004, Dr Hamman has worked in Sydney, Japan and London. Between 2012 and 2014, Dr Hamman wrote a book on mining and coal seam gas in Queensland and appeared before parliamentary committees on law reform matters related to environmental law. He has wide ranging experience on matters relating to environmental law in Queensland, particularly World Heritage, vegetation management, mining and gas extraction, species protection and the effective governance of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. He has recently co-edited a collection with Dr Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh on Pacific Environmental Law (Routledge)
- Hamman E, (2019) The role of NGOs in monitoring compliance under the World Heritage Convention: options for an improved tripartite regime, International judicial practice on the environment: Questions of legitimacy (Studies on International Courts and Tribunals) p417-442
- Hamman E, (2019) Bilateral agreements for the protection of migratory birdlife: the implementation of the China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (CAMBA), Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law p137-159
- Hamman E, Van Geelen T, Akhtar-Khavari A, (2019) Governance tools for the conservation of wetlands: the role of the Montreux Record under the Ramsar Convention, Marine and Freshwater Research p1493-1502
- Holleland H, Hamman E, Phelps J, (2019) Naming, shaming and fire alarms: The compilation, development and use of the list of world heritage in danger, Transnational Environmental Law p35-57
- Hamman E, (2019) Wetland restoration in Japan: What's law got to do with it?, New Voices in Japanese Studies p47-73
- Hamman E, (2018) Addressing coastal wetland decline in China's Yellow Sea, Chinese Journal of Environmental Law p165-194
- Hamman E, (2018) Cultural perceptions and natural protections: a socio-legal analysis of public participation, birdlife and Ramsar Wetlands in Japan, Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law p4-28
- Hamman E, Deane F, (2018) The control of nutrient run-off from agricultural areas: Insights into governance from Australia's sugarcane industry and the Great Barrier Reef, Transnational Environmental Law p451-468
- Hamman E, Liping P, Burloff D, Lockhart A, (2018) The polluter pays principle in Chinese environmental law, Chinese Journal of Environmental Law p57-82
- Hamman E, Woolaston K, Koroglu R, Johnson H, Lewis B, (2015) Managing the impacts of sugarcane farming on the Great Barrier Reef: An evaluation of the implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Dr Hamman has expertise in researching the law and governance arrangements necessary for the survival of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. He has a particular interested in supervising PhD students concerned with management and laws that impact the GBR including relating to coastal development, climate change, species protection, agricultural impacts and the role of communities in decision-making. His papers on the GBR can be downloaded here: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Hamman,_Evan.html
Dr Hamman has considerable experience in Queensland environmental law including relating to endangered species, protected areas (national parks), migratory species, mining and coal seam gas, major projects and public participation. He has expertise in supervising PhD students in or all of these areas.
- Examining the Role of the Forest Act
MPhil, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Saiful Karim, Professor Afshin Akhtar-Khavari
- Ecoregional Approach to Development Planning Through the Recognition of Customary Forest (Hutan Adat) in Indonesia
MPhil, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Rowena Maguire, Dr Bridget Lewis