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Senior Lecturer · Director, Master of International Trade
Law School

  • GB 301, Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay

Senior Lecturer · Associate Director, New Zealand Centre for Public Law
Law School

  • GB 301, Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay

Senior Research Fellows

Steven Price

LLB(Hons), BA, Master of Journalism UC Berkeley

Researcher for the Independent Reporting Mechanism of the Open Government Partnership

Email: steven.price@vuw.ac.nz

Fiona McDonald

BA, LLB Victoria University of Wellington LLM, JSD Dalhousie University

Fiona McDonald is Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.  Her research focuses on legal and ethical issues in relation to the governance of health systems. It has four broad themes: the governance of health systems (including public and environmental health); the governance of health organisations; the governance of health professionals and the health workforce; and the governance of health technologies.

Email: fiona.mcdonald@qut.edu.au
QUT website

Dr Ruby Moynihan

LLB, BA, MInSt University of Otago, PhD in Law University of Edinburgh

Ruby Moynihan is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the School of Law, University College Cork, Ireland and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Ruby’s research and teaching examines how international and comparative national law evolves to address complex environmental challenges in a changing geopolitical world. She specializes in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, freshwater and the marine environment where she explores questions of natural resources equity, justice and the interface between law, science, and policy.

Ruby has been the recipient of several prestigious research scholarships including from the Irish Research Council and the Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation fund. Ruby regularly contributes to high-level collaborative projects for UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO), UN Economic Commission for Europe, World Wide Fund for Nature, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), and Adelphi International. Ruby is an invited member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, Specialist Group on Water and Wetlands and the European Environmental Law Forum. Previously, Ruby worked as a Research Associate at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department of Environmental and Planning Law, Germany, and at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, University of Dundee, Scotland. Prior to that she worked as a Barrister and Solicitor in one of New Zealand’s premier law firms.

Email: ruby.moynihan@vuw.ac.nz
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Faculty of Law

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Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer

Honorary Fellow
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