Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Sophie Riley is a senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. Her main research strengths lie in her contributions to the literature on governance systems, both at the domestic and international levels, for the regulation of invasive alien species. Sophie has worked on diverse taskforces including teams that have drafted international guidelines for reintroductions of species and teams that have prepared reports on research gaps in weed regulation. Sophie is also one of two co-chairs of the Teaching and Capacity Building Committee of the Legal Academy for the International Union of the Conservation of Nature.


  • 2007–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2008 
    UNSW, PhD


  • 2012
    The Role of Governance in the Regulation of Invasive Alien , (2012) Environmental Planning and Assessment Law Journal 16
  • 2012
    Heads I Win Tails You Lose: Uncertainty and the Protection of Biodiversity from Invasive Alien Speci, (2011) 14Asia-Pacific Law Journal 139