Tayanah O'Donnell

Research Fellow, University of Canberra

Tayanah is a Research Fellow with CURF at the University of Canberra working in climate law, risk and adaptation, cities, and urban planning. She holds an LLB and B SSc, and submitted her PhD for examination on 28 March 2017. Her PhD was completed under Professor Donald McNeill and Dr Louise Crabtree at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. She has taught in law and the social sciences at the Australian National University and Western Sydney University, practiced law in Sydney, and in 2009 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