Students

Genevieve QUIRK 

Genevieve Quirk

Email: gcq691@uowmail.edu.au
Office: Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS),
ITAMS, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

PhD Thesis Title: How, and with what effects, does the integration of regional oceans governance in Oceania affect the development of new international governance?

Supervisors:
Professor Clive Schofield, Professor at ANCORS (on leave - World Maritime University, Sweden)
Dr Quentin Hanich, Associate Professor and Fisheries Governance Program Leader at ANCORS
Dr Aline Jaeckel, Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Biography

Genevieve Quirk  (MEL - ANU, DULF - Paris III, Bsc - UQ) is a PhD candidate in Law at the Australian National Center for Ocean Resources and Security and recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award and the Global Challenges PhD Scholarship. Genevieve examines how the integration of regional oceans governance in Oceania contributes to the evolution of the law of the sea. Professionally, Genevieve has worked internationally in policy advising for oceans governance reform in the South Pacific, European Union (EU), Antarctica and Australia. In her most recent professional role she was based in Brussels coordinating campaigns and advocating for fisheries governance reform to the officials of the EU Commission, Council and Parliament. Genevieve is an Earth System Governance Project Research Fellow and Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. In 2016 Genevieve was a visiting scholar at the East West Center in Hawaii and in 2017 joined the Australian delegation to the United Nations on oceans governance relating to Sustainable Development Goal 14 on Oceans and Seas and Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction.

Research interests

Law of the Sea, Integrated Oceans Governance, Global environmental politics, Earth system governance

Professional Memberships

Earth System Governance Project Research Fellow (2016-      )
Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (2017 -     )
Member of the Australia New Zealand Society for International Law (2016 -    )
Visiting Scholar East West Centre (2016)

Publications

Genevieve Quirk and Harriet Harden-Davies ‘Cooperation, Competence and Coherence: The Role of Regional Oceans Governance in The South West Pacific for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction’ International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law vol. 32, no. 4 (2017) 672-708.

Genevieve Quirk and Quentin Hanich ‘Ocean diplomacy: the Pacific Island Countries’ campaign to the UN for an ocean Sustainable Development Goal’ Asia Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy vol. 1, no. 1 (2016) 68-95.

Genevieve Quirk ‘Does Oceania have the institutional capacity to meet marine spatial protection targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity?’ Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs vol. 5, no. 3 (2013) 97-103.

Michelle Voyer, Clive Schofield, Kamal Azmi, Robin Warner, Alistair McIlgorm, Genevieve Quirk, ‘Maritime security and the Blue Economy: intersections and interdependencies in the Indian Ocean’ Journal of the Indian Ocean Region vol. 14, no. 1 (2018) 1-21.

Michelle Voyer, Genevieve Quirk, Alistair McIlgorm, Kamal Azmi, ‘Shades of Blue: what do competing interpretations of the Blue Economy mean for oceans governance?’ Journal for Environmental Policy and Planning (accepted for publication 30 April 2018).

Michelle Voyer, Genevieve Quirk, Alistair McIlgorm, Kamal Azmi, Stuart Kaye, and Michael McArthur The Blue Economy in Australia: Conceptualising the Blue Economy, its Relationship with Maritime Security, and its Role in Australian Oceans Governance Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security and Sea Power Centre - Australia (SPC-A) is the research directorate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Commonwealth of Australia Canberra 2017, 61pp.

Conferences and official engagements

2017

  • Presentation Perspectives on Governance of Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) ‘Southern Hemisphere Perspectives on BBNJ – South West Pacific’ Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong, 12 December 2017.
  • Member of the Australian delegation Preparatory Committee for the development of an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ PrepCom 4), UN headquarters, New York, 10-21 July, 2017
  • Member of the Australian delegation UN Ocean Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, UN Headquarters, New York 5-9 June, 2017
  • Invited lecturer ‘Ocean diplomacy: the history and role of regional oceans governance’ PL400: Regional Diplomacy in the Pacific Islands, School of Government, Development and International Affairs, University of the South Pacific in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Service Solomon Islands Government, Solomon Islands
  • Invited lecturer ‘Ocean diplomacy: a distinct and continuing brand of diplomacy from Oceania’ DIPL8012: Special Topic in Diplomacy: The 'New' Pacific Diplomacy, Australian National University
  • Presentation for the Australia New Zealand Society for International Law ‘'Law Beyond Boundaries: innovative mechanisms for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction‘ Law Beyond Boundaries: innovative mechanisms for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction workshop, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong

2016

  • Commentator ‘Preserving the marine environment and sustainable fisheries in the Pacific’ Law of The Sea Institute Conference, Ocean Issues for The Pacific And East Asia, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong
  • Invited lecturer ‘Regional stewardship in the Pacific Island Countries’ campaign for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal’ GEOG 435 - Political Geography of Oceans, University of Hawaii
  • Invited lecturer ‘Protecting marine resources: challenges to sovereign authority for developing countries?’ LLB 358 Marine Resources Law, University of Wollongong
  • Invited presenter ‘Ocean Diplomacy: Pacific Island States effective campaign for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal’ Pacific Communities Acting for Sustainability Symposium, University of Wollongong
  • Invited speaker for the Law Futures Centre Seminar Series ‘Ocean Diplomacy and the environmental duty for marine protection in Oceania’, Griffith University, Australia
  • Invited presenter ‘Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Ocean and Seas’, Centre for Critical Human Rights Research Roundtables on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

2012

  • Presentation at the European Parliament on the Pew Environment Group position on the reform of deep sea fishing in the North-East Atlantic hosted by MEP Linda Mc Avan S&D (European Parliament, Belgium)

2011

  • Presentation at the European Parliament on the joint NGO position on the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy hosted by MEP Kriton Arsenis S&D (European Parliament, Belgium)

2010

  • Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, Scientific Committee, delegate for Greenpeace, Tonga
  • Joint Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations meeting, NGO representative on Australian delegation, Australia 
Last reviewed: 9 August, 2018