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Brad is a human geographer and an environmental law specialist. Brad's research and teaching crosses disciplines in the legal geography tradition. He draws on political theories, his expert knowledge of environmental law processes, and case study examples of law in society. Brad is especially interested in the law of place and the human and environmental experience of harm and the role of the law.

Brad joined Melbourne Law School in 2012 from the ANU, where he had been teaching and researching since 2007.

Brad's primary research project, building on his PhD study, focuses on concepts of ecological and environmental justice in Australian environmental law. As part of this project Brad has written on ethics and values in environmental law, and he has explored the contribution of environmental justice ideas to the development of the law.

Brad is the co-editor (with Kim Rubenstein) of the book 'Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law' (2012, Cambridge University Press).


  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  • 2012–2020
    Lecturer, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  • 2007–2012
    Teaching Fellow, ANU College of Law, Australian National University
  • 2011–2012
    Visiting Researcher, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2002–2006
    Lawyer, Freehills


  • 2019 
    Australian National University, PhD (Law)
  • 2007 
    University of Cambridge, Masters of Philosophy (Env, Society, Devp)
  • 2001 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • 2001 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Impact of land use intensification around pipelines
    Lead Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Energy Pipelines CRC

Research Areas

  • Environmental And Natural Resources Law (180111)
  • Property Law (Excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
  • Administrative Law (180103)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Environmental Politics (160605)
  • Environmental Philosophy (220303)
  • Land Use And Environmental Planning (120504)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)