#12 Thinking Space Seminar Series w/ Josephine Gillespie

Wednesday 27 May 2015 4.00 - 5.00PM

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Madsen Conference Room 449, The University of Sydney



School of Geosciences, University of Sydney

Environmental Protection and Regulatory Failure: the view through a geographical lens

Thinking Space is the Geography Seminar Series of the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney. The following seminars are open to everyone interested in current innovations in geographical research and cutting edge trends in socio- spatial theory.

Dr Josephine Gillespie (Geosciences) 

Jo is a geographer with a background in both law and geography. Jo completed her PhD thesis in 2010 with research investigating landscape regulation at the World Heritage property at Angkor, Cambodia. For this research Jo was an APAI on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project. Jo’s research links geography and law under the broad categories of legal geography and environmental regulation. This scholarship explores links between law, place and society. Jo’s interests focus on the ways that regulatory frameworks shape and form landscapes by restricting, manipulating and/or enabling the way in which people interact in their environs. Jo’s research is also concerned with the interaction between human rights and environmental issues. Jo is a qualified lawyer who, prior to returning to academia, worked for many years in the legal profession and she has worked as a Judicial Associate in both Federal and State jurisdictions. In 2012 Jo received an appointment as a Visiting Fellow with the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.

For more information on any of the events below, please contact:
Billy Haworth – billy.haworth@sydney.edu.au