Dr Josephine Gillespie

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Josephine (Jo) is a Lecturer in Geography in the School of Geosciences where she Coordinates two undergraduate and two graduate Units. Jo was educated at the University of Sydney and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and holds degrees in law, politics and geography (PhD, LLB, BA (Hons)). Qualifyed as a lawyer, she worked in the legal profession and as a Judicial Associate in State and Federal jurisdictions for a number of years, before returning to academia. Jo is a Commissioner on the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy, a Councillor of The Geographical Society of New South Wales and a member of the Institute of Australian Geographers Legal Geography Study Group. In 2012 Jo received an appointment as a Visiting Fellow with the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University to further explore the nexus between protected area management and human rights in Southeast Asia (with an emphasis on Cambodia). In 2013 - 2014 Jo is running a research programme investigating human rights based approaches to resource management in the protected areas of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, Cambodia.

Research interests

As a geographer with a background in law, Jo's research links geography and law under the broad categories of legal geography and environmental regulation. Jo's PhD research investigated landscape regulation at the World Heritage property at Angkor, Cambodia. Her scholarship explores links between law, place and society. She is interested in the ways in which regulatory frameworks shape and form landscapes by restricting, manipulating and/or enabling the way in which people interact in their environs. Jo's research is also concerned with the interaction between human rights and environmental protection and her current research looks at ways in which human rights frames may promote improved environmental governance.

Teaching and supervision

Current projects

Australian National Commission for UNESCO,
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, funded project 2013 – 2014

“Promoting a HRBA to Sustainable Conservation and Natural Resource Management in the TonleSap Biosphere Reserve Cambodia.”
Thisresearch investigates whether environmental and conservation stewardship can be improved if a "Human Rights Based Approach" to management is adopted.

Associations

Commissioner, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), CEESP (Commission on Environment, Economic and Social Policy) Commissioner; Working Groups: Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) and Theme on Governance, Communities, Equity and Livelihood Rights in Relation to Protected Areas (TILCEPA).

Councillor, The Geographical Society of New South Wales.

Member, Institution of Australian Geographers, Legal Geography Study Group.

Selected grants

2013

  • Promoting a Human Rights Based Approach to Sustainable Conservation and Natural Resource Management in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, Cambodia.; Gillespie J; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Federal)/Australian National Commission for UNESCO Grants Program.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Gillespie, J. (2013). World Heritage management: boundary-making at Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56(2), 286-304. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J. (2013). World Heritage Protection and the Human Right to Development: Reconciling Competing or Complimentary Narratives Using a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)? Sustainability, 5(7), 3159-3171. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J. (2012). Buffering for conservation at Angkor: questioning the spatial regulation of a World Heritage property. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 18(2), 194-208. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J. (2012). Legal Pluralism and World Heritage Management at Angkor, Cambodia. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 14(1-2), 1-19.
  • Gillespie, J. (2011). Legal Pluralism and World Heritage Management at Angkor, Cambodia. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 14(1-2), 1-19.
  • Gillespie, J. (2009). Ethnography and Law (The International Library of Essays in Law and Society), E. Darian-Smith (ed.), Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2007. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 20(2), 260-262.
  • Gillespie, J. (2009). Protecting World Heritage: Regulating Ownership and Land Use at Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 15(4), 338-354. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J. (2007). Innovative Communities. People-Centred Approaches to Environmental Management in the Asia-Pacific Region by Jerry Velasquez, Susan Yoshimura and Izumi Ono 2005, United Nations University Press, New York 2005. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 10(3-4), 303-307.

Report

  • Chem, P., Hirsch, P., Kim, S., So, S., Suon, V., Khiev, D., Neave, M., Griffiths, K., Wales, N., Gillespie, J., et al (2008). Framing Research on Water Resources Management and Governance in Cambodia: A Literature Review.

2013

  • Gillespie, J. (2013). World Heritage management: boundary-making at Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56(2), 286-304. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J. (2013). World Heritage Protection and the Human Right to Development: Reconciling Competing or Complimentary Narratives Using a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)? Sustainability, 5(7), 3159-3171. [More Information]

2012

  • Gillespie, J. (2012). Buffering for conservation at Angkor: questioning the spatial regulation of a World Heritage property. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 18(2), 194-208. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, J. (2012). Legal Pluralism and World Heritage Management at Angkor, Cambodia. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 14(1-2), 1-19.

2011

  • Gillespie, J. (2011). Legal Pluralism and World Heritage Management at Angkor, Cambodia. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 14(1-2), 1-19.

2009

  • Gillespie, J. (2009). Ethnography and Law (The International Library of Essays in Law and Society), E. Darian-Smith (ed.), Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2007. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 20(2), 260-262.
  • Gillespie, J. (2009). Protecting World Heritage: Regulating Ownership and Land Use at Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 15(4), 338-354. [More Information]

2008

  • Chem, P., Hirsch, P., Kim, S., So, S., Suon, V., Khiev, D., Neave, M., Griffiths, K., Wales, N., Gillespie, J., et al (2008). Framing Research on Water Resources Management and Governance in Cambodia: A Literature Review.

2007

  • Gillespie, J. (2007). Innovative Communities. People-Centred Approaches to Environmental Management in the Asia-Pacific Region by Jerry Velasquez, Susan Yoshimura and Izumi Ono 2005, United Nations University Press, New York 2005. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 10(3-4), 303-307.

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