Alice Bleby

Alice Bleby

Masters of International and European Environmental Law - Aix-Marseille Université, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - University of Melbourne, Diploma of Modern Languages (French) - University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice - Australian National University

Scientia PhD Candidate, UNSW Law

Postgraduate Research Student

Alice Bleby is a Scientia PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), researching the rights of nature as a legal instrument for protecting the Earth in the Anthropocene.

Since commencing her PhD studies in 2019, Alice has provided research assistance on environmental law projects and worked with colleagues in the Faculty to deliver postgraduate courses in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Alice led the Climate Change Adaptation Policy team in the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). She was the lead author of Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020, a whole-of-government blueprint for adaptation action. Alice built her skills in policy and advocacy working with environment NGOs and youth-led organisations. Prior to joining the Victorian Government Alice was Senior Adviser to Ellen Sandell MLA, State MP for Melbourne.

Areas of Research

Rights of nature, Environmental law, International environmental law, Anthropocene, Climate change, Oceans


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