Michelle Lim

Dr Michelle Lim

Lecturer

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Michelle Lim's research occurs at the intersection between biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Michelle completed a double degree in Science (Ecosystem Management) and Law and a PhD on legal and institutional arrangements for transboundary biodiversity conservation at the University of New England. Michelle's post-doctoral research, based at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland, examined governance approaches for addressing ecosystem services and human well-being in the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Delta.

Michelle is a representative on the Collective Leadership Team of the IUCN's Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas; chairs the Early Career Group of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law and is a fellow on the Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Michelle is the 2016/2017 Law Council of Australia Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Lecturer Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Lecturer Griffith Law School, Griffith University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award 2016/2017 Law Council of Australia Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year Law Council of Australia Australia
    2016 Fellowship Fellow of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment
    2014 Award Runner-up, Best Presentation by a Young Scientist
    2014 Fellowship Future Earth Fellow
    2011 Award Best Graduate Student Paper - 9th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium
    2010 Award Best Graduate Student Paper - 8th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium
    2010 Award Scholarship (Best Candidate) National Graduate Law Conference
    2009 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award with University of New England Strategic Top-up Scholarship
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Malay Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Swahili Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of New England Australia PhD
    University of New England Australia BSc/LLB (Hons 1)
  • Research Interests

University of Adelaide Barbara Kidman Award (2019) 

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130573
  • Email: michelle.lim@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 831 34344
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ligertwood Building, floor 3
  • Room: 3 08
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Law School

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