ADB Law and Policy Reform Program
Asian Development Bank

Amanda Kennedy

Lawyer (NSW) , Queensland University of Technology


Amanda Kennedy is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. She joined the Queensland University of Technology as a Professor of Law in 2019. Amanda’s research interests include land use law and conflict, environmental justice, and effective systems for natural resource governance. She has conducted funded research on these issues under Australian Research Council grants, and has published her work in both domestic and international journals and books.

Amanda has taught across undergraduate and postgraduate programs concerning natural resource governance, and more recently has been teaching animal law. Amanda has completed a Graduate Certificate in Law Teaching through Monash University, and has received peer recognition for her teaching practice including the LexisNexis-Australasian Law Teachers Association Citation for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law (2014), and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Emerging Scholar Education Award (2016). Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s Teaching and Capacity Building Committee.

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