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Associate Professor, University of Tasmania

I am an international lawyer based in the interdisciplinary setting of the Faculty of Law and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. I specialise in interdisciplinary research into the key challenges and opportunities of global environmental governance in the Anthropocene. My research program combines insights from the disciplines of International Law, Global Environmental Governance and Sustainability Science to analyse discursive interplay between environmental governance regimes at global, regional and national scale. I am seeking to develop better understanding of regime interplay in order to improve the fairness, effectiveness and resilience of global and regional environmental governance and assist humanity meet the challenges and opportunities of the Anthropocene. Before entering academic life, I was a partner in an insurance litigation legal practice in New South Wales for over ten years.

Dr Jeff McGee has received citations for his research in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. The citations, seven in total, relate to Dr McGee's work on how regional and small-group climate change institutions interact with the UN climate governance process.

As the most cited Australian on the chapter regarding International Cooperation, this signifies the important policy impact and reputation of his research.

This is the fifth such report that the IPCC has produced, calling on the research of thousands of academics and professionals.

The IPCC was formed in the late 1980s by the World Meteorological Organisation and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to provide advice to the United Nations on climate change. It is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle


  • 2010 
    Macquarie University, PHD

Research Areas

  • Law (1801)