I am a research fellow at the RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University. I completed my PhD at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2008). I also hold a Master’s degree in environmental science and law from the University of Nottingham (2002) and a Bachelor of Science in environmental science, with a minor in international relations, from the University of British Columbia (2001).

My main area of interest is the intersection between environmental governance and the global economic system. My PhD thesis examined investor-state disputes concerning environmental regulation that were brought to international arbitration under bilateral and regional investment agreements. This research was published in ‘The Expropriation of Environmental Governance: Protecting Foreign Investors at the Expense of Public Policy’ (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

At present I am working on a three year research project on ‘Building a green economy? The politics of green infrastructure stimulus in the wake of the global financial crisis’ funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

You can read my full CV here..