Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, University of New England

Dr Amanda Kennedy has extensive experience in law-based multidisciplinary research, particularly incorporating the social sciences. Dr Kennedy's research has been shaped by her interest in contract law and dispute resolution, with emphasis on the influence of legal instruments and institutions upon stakeholder behaviour. Her PhD research examined the law governing industrial agreements against the background of social context, and she has developed aspects of her approach in her more recent work on natural resource governance.

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Deputy Director, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, University of New England
  • 2007–2008
    Lecturer, School of Law, University of New England

Education

  • 2007 
    University of New England, PhD
  • 2007 
    Monash University, Graduate Certificate in Law Teaching
  • 2003 
    College of Law, Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
  • 2003 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Class 1)
  • 2003 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Commerce

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Effective systems for managing intractable natural resource conflict
    Role:
    DECRA Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Environmental And Natural Resources Law (180111)
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) (180120)
  • Litigation, Adjudication And Dispute Resolution (180123)
  • Legal Practice, Lawyering And The Legal Profession (180121)