Lecturer, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide

Dr Michelle Lim is a lecturer at the Adelaide Law School. Michelle's research occurs at the intersection between biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Michelle completed a double degree in Science (Ecosystem Management) and Law and a PhD on legal and institutional arrangements for transboundary biodiversity conservation at the University of New England. Michelle's post-doctoral research, based at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland, examined governance approaches for addressing ecosystem services and human well-being in the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Delta.

Michelle is a representative on the Collective Leadership Team of the IUCN's Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas; is former Chair of the Early Career Group of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law and is a fellow on the Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Michelle is the Law Council of Australia's 2016/2017 Mahla Pearlman Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in environmental and sustainability law (human-environment relationships; biodiversity), University of Adelaide

Education

  • 2013 
    University of New England, PhD/Law

Honours

2016/2017 Law Council of Australia Mahla Pearlman Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year