Genevieve QUIRK 

Genevieve Quirk

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: Do Pacific Island Countries and Territories use the environmental duty for spatial marine biodiversity protection to strengthen their sovereign rights over marine natural resources in Oceania

Professor Clive Schofield, Professor and Director of Research at ANCORS
Dr Quentin Hanich, Associate Professor and Fisheries Governance Program Leader at ANCORS


Genevieve has worked internationally in policy advising and advocacy roles for oceans governance reform in the South Pacific, EU, Antarctica and Australia. 

Research interests:

Ocean governance, Global environmental politics, Earth system governance, Spatial marine protection 


Genevieve Quirk and Quentin Hanich, 'Ocean Diplomacy: The Pacific Island Countries campaign to the UN for an Ocean Sustainable Development Goal' (2016) Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 1, 67-94 (in press).

Genevieve Quirk ‘Does Oceania have the institutional capacity to meet marine spatial protection targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity?’ (2013) Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs 5(3), 97-103.

Last reviewed: 12 April, 2016