Tayanah O'Donnell

Research Fellow, University of Canberra

I am a Research Fellow at the University of Canberra working in climate change adaptation, sustainability, and legal geography. I hold an LLB and B SSc (Hons), and recently submitted my PhD completed with the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University (2017).

I teach in law on a part time basis at the Australian National University (since 2013). I have also taught in both the social sciences and in law at the University of Canberra and Western Sydney University (2008-2016). Between 2007-2009 I practiced law in Sydney, and during 2009-2010 I worked as Tipstaff to a Judge in the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales.


  • 2013–present
    Research fellow, University of Canberra


  • 2007 
    University of Western Sydney, Social Science/Law

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Australian Geographers