Xiaoxuan obtained an environmental law degree from Ocean University of China. In 2017, she passed the National Judicial Examination and was granted the lawyer’s qualification in China. Xiaoxuan has more than two years’ working experience in IOCAS, Green Stone, and UNDP/GEF YSLME project as a legal assistant. Currently, she is a PhD student at the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests focus on coastal management, international climate change law, and environmental governance.
Laws and Policies of Climate Change Mitigation in Vulnerable Coastlines: A Comparative Analysis between Shandong Province and the State of Victoria, in the Context of the Paris Agreement.
Blog posts: Are communities the answer to our renewable energy needs? (REMOVE?? ST)
Project: Global environmental governance, traditional ecological knowledge and blue carbon
Project: Anticipatory governance of geoengineering
Kieran has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) at The University of Queensland, and a Master of Energy Studies jointly awarded by the University of Queensland, the University of Newcastle, and the University of Western Australia. His Master’s thesis included two distinct but related studies; an examination of the changing dynamics of the Queensland electricity sector under the influence of residential solar photovoltaics, and the evolution of strategic management theory in light of the global sustainability imperative. He has also spent 3 years as a professional engineer working in project management and delivery roles throughout Australia. Kieran's PhD project is focused on understanding emerging models of community-owned renewable energy.
Masters Research Students
Project: Livelihood pathways through community-scale renewable energy in West Java, Indonesia
Project: Factors that influence willingness to participate in a community energy project.
Project: Recycling local waste as substrates for edible mushroom cultivation in the context of "Blue economy"
Project: Capturing Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Improving Social-Ecological System Resilience and Sustainable Development
Project: Blue-carbon in Fijian Locally Managed Marine Areas (FLMMAs) and the subsequent sustainability and resilience outcomes for communities and ecosystems.
Project: Strategic financial tools for blue carbon
Project: Synergies and conflicts between social forestry and REDD+ in Indonesia; and possible political implications for forest-dependent communities
Project: Analyzing climate change resilience of indigenous communities: frameworks to La Guajira, Colombia case study.
Project: Beyond Gender; Understanding Equity in Forest Governance through Intersectionality Perspective