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Dr Katie Woolaston is an inter-disciplinary researcher, lawyer and lecturer in the QUT Law School. She holds a Masters in Law (specializing in Human Rights & Social Justice) from the University of New South Wales, and a PhD in Wildlife Law from Griffith University. Her research is focused on international wildlife law and regulation of the human-wildlife relationship. She has studied human-wildlife conflict and currently researches conflicts with dingoes in Australia, and elephants in Botswana. Her past projects include the formation of a collaborative framework for wildlife management in international wildlife law and domestic law in Australia, and the improvement of the human-wildlife relationship using eco-feminist ontological theory. Her most recent publications include a chapter in the Research Handbook on the Future of Women’s Engagement with International Law, titled ‘Wildlife and International Law: Can Feminism Transform our Relationship with Nature’ (2019, Edward Elgar), and articles titled ‘A voice for wild animals: Collaborative governance and human–wildlife conflict’, and ‘The operation of the precautionary principle in Australian environmental law: An examination of the West Australian White Shark drum line program’.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology