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Dr Hope Johnson
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor's Honours (Queensland University of Technology)


ILGG, IPIL, Food Law, Agricultural Law, Food Regulation, Food Standards, Environmental law, Food technology regulation

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


Dr Hope Johnson researches food and agricultural law, regulation and governance at international and domestic levels. She’s published on global governance of food systems with a focus on agriculture, as well as Australia’s regulation of food with a focus on sustainable diets.  Hope’s recent research has focused on the regulation of alternative/novel proteins, food and packaging waste and sustainable consumption.

Hope currently teaches units on law and policy analysis and international human rights law. She is available to discuss research, postgraduate supervision and broader food-related issues. Her areas of interest include: domestic and international agricultural law, agricultural research and development, food safety and nutrition regulation, human right to food, trade and investment law and interventions for sustainable food systems.

Hope won the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis award for her doctoral thesis entitled “An analysis of the international regulation of agriculture using a rights-based approach to food security”.

She is a member of the Law and Society Association’s Collaborative Research Network “Law and Food Systems”, as well as a member of QUT’s Centre for a Waste-Free World and the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy.

This information has been contributed by Dr Hope Johnson.


  • LLB440: Environmental law and sustainability
  • LLB104: Law in Contemporary Society
  • LLB433: Mining and Resources Law
  • JSB255: Eco-Crime
  • LLB103: Dispute Resolution
  • Vice-Chancellor Excellence in Teaching Award 2016
This information has been contributed by Dr Hope Johnson.


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