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Dr Hope Johnson
Faculty of Law,
Law School
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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 is an early-career researcher who researches food and agricultural law, regulation and governance. She specialises in  the intersection of environmental, human rights and international economic law and the influence of market-based forms of regulation on food systems.

While her doctorate focused on agricultural law, recent projects have focused more on how regulation is and should influence food consumption patterns, as well as how agricultural research and development is and should be designed. Hope 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 is a member of the International Law and Global Governance research program, as well as the Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Program, where she leads the program on agricultural innovation.

She 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”.

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  • 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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