profile icon
A/Prof

Rebecca Nelson

Associate Professor
Law
law
science & technology
government & law
social sciences
water resources
physical sciences
life sciences & biomedicine
environmental sciences & ecology
groundwater
Rebecca Nelson's Profile Picture
A/Prof

Rebecca Nelson

 
Division
Law
 
Primary Interest
Water law and policy
Rebecca Nelson's Profile Picture
A/Prof

Rebecca Nelson

 

Rebecca Nelson is a Senior Lecturer of the Melbourne Law School. Her research focuses on environmental and natural resources law and policy, with an emphasis on empirical research and practical solutions.

Dr Nelson holds an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2018-2020), which aims to analyse and evaluate laws regulating cumulative environmental effects in the United States of America, European Union, Canada and Australia. From 2010-2014, she led the Comparative Groundwater Law and Policy Program, a collaborative initiative between Water in the West at Stanford University and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The Program focused on undertaking empirical research and convening stakeholder workshops to improve groundwater sustainability in the western US and Australia.

In 2014 she was named the Law Council of Australia's Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year for her contribution to water law and environmental law.

Dr Nelson holds a Doctor of the Science of Law from Stanford University, where her dissertation focused on empirically assessing regulatory arrangements for protecting surface water and ecosystems from the impacts of pumping groundwater. She also holds a Masters in law (Stanford) and Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws (University of Melbourne). Dr Nelson formerly worked as a lawyer at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and in private practice in Australia.
In addition to traditional academic research publications, Dr Nelson undertake research engagement activities with communities and governments, and through interactive online platforms: see www.rebeccanelson.org

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 39 most recent scholarly works by Rebecca Nelson.

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Law

Education


Engineering(Environmental)/Law

University of Melbourne

Master of the Science of Law

Stanford University

Doctor of the Science of Law

Stanford University