Research Publications


Anthony K.R.N, Helmstedt K.J., Bay L.K., Fidelman P., Hussey K.E., Lundgren P., et al. (2020) Interventions to help coral reefs under global change—A complex decision challenge. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0236399.

Brolan, C. (2020) Celebrating 25 years: From Aspiration to Reality, An Australian Postscript, Health and Human Rights Journal

Nabbs-Keller, G. (2020) Understanding Australia-Indonesia relations in the post-authoritarian era: resilience and respect, Australian Journal of International Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2020.1725423

Roles, J., Yarnold, J., Wolf, J., Stephens, E., Hussey, K., and Hankamer, B. (2020) Charting a development path to deliver cost competitive microalgae-based fuels, Algal Research, 45, 101721.

Shay, M., & Lampert, J. (2020). Community according to whom? An analysis of how indigenous ‘community’ is defined in Australia’s Through Growth to Achievement 2018 report on equity in educationCritical Studies in Education, 1-17.


Belcher, A.,  Mangelsdorf, M., McDonald , F., Curtis, C., Waddell, N., Hussey, K. (2019) What does Australia’s investment in genomics mean for public health?, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health,

Beyer, H.L., Costa, M.D.P., Dambacher, J., Goddard, R., Helmstedt, K., Wilson, M., Fidelman, P., Anthony, K. & Wilson, K. 2019. Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program – technical process and detailed findings: decision support findings. A report provided to the Australian Government by the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. 93 pp

Brolan, Claire and Herron, Lisa (2019) IWD 2019: Australia leads best when it leads by example. MJA Insight Plus, 8: 

Brolan, C.E. (2019) Human Rights Practitioners Cannot Be Left Behind: Engaging in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems Thinking for Country Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal AgendaJournal of Human Rights Practice, Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 22–51,

Brolan, C. E., Hall, N. , Creamer, S. , Johnston, I. and Dantas, J. A. (2019), Health's role in achieving Australia's Sustainable Development Goal commitments, Med. J. Aust., 210: 204-206.e1.

Catalano, G., Loughnan S., Mason, J., Harley, D., and Brolan, C.E. (2019) Screening tools and diagnostic assessment instruments for cognitive impairment in prisons and community corrections - a literature review, Commissioned by Queensland Corrective Services, Queensland Government (31 July 2019 submitted)

Curtis, C. (2019, April 01) How DNA ancestry testing can change our ideas of who we are, The Conversation.

Fidelman, P. (2019) Climate Change in the Coral Triangle: Enabling Institutional Adaptive Capacity, pp. 274-289. In: P. Harris (ed.), Climate Change and Ocean Governance: Politics and Policy for Threatened Seas, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fidelman, P., McGrath, C., Newland, M., Dobb, K., Jagod, B., Hussey, K.,  (2019) Regulatory Impilications of coral reef restoration and adaptation under a changing climate, Environmental Science and Policy

Fidelman, P., Mcgrath, C., Newlands, M., Hussey, K. (2019) The Role of Regulation in Restoring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, 5th Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Fidelman, P. (2019, April 11) There’s a lot of bad news in the UN Global Environment Outlook, but a sustainable future is still possible, The Conversation.

Fidelman, P., Newlands, M., Mcgrath, C., Hussey, K. 2019. Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program: Regulatory Framework. A report provided to the Australian Government from the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. 26 pp.

Fidelman, P., Newlands, M., Jago, B., Dobbs, K., Simpson, A., Vella, K., Hussey, K. (2019) Regulatory approvals for RRAP activities & developmental evaluation framework. A report submitted to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as part of the Reef Trust Partnership Sub-Grant Agreement – Regulatory and permitting planning for the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP). 35 pp.

Fidelman, P., Newlands, M., Mcgrath, C., Hussey, K. 2019. Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program: Regulatory Assessment Findings. A report provided to the Australian Government by the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. 45 pp.

Forman, L., Brolan, C.E., Kenyon, K.H., Global health, human rights, and the law (2019), The Lancet Vol. 394

Freduah, G., Fidelman, P., Smith, T. (2019) A Framework for Assessing Adaptive Capacity to Multiple Climatic and Non-climatic Stressors in Small-scale Fisheries. Environmental Science & Policy, 101: 87-93; doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.07.016

Frolich, M. F., Smith, T. F., Jacobson, C., Fidelman, P., Carter, R.W., Baldwin, C. (2019) Towards Adaptive Coastal Management: Lessons from a “Legal Storm” in Byron Shire, Australia. Ocean & Coastal Management, 179: 104909; doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.104909

Graham, T. and Henman, P. (2018) Affording Choice: How website designs create and constrain ‘choice’, Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2018.1476570.

Henman, P. (2019) Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. Critical Social Policy, 39 1: 151-153. doi:10.1177/0261018318808405b

Henman, P. (2019) Of Algorithms, Apps and Advice: Digital social policy & service delivery Journal of Asian Public Policy, Journal of Asian Public Policy, 12(1): 71-89. [invited contribution]

Henman, P. (2019) Assessing ethical AI-based decision-making: towards an applied analytical framework, Referred Conference Proceedings Association of Internet Researchers 2019, Brisbane, 2-5 October. [Accepted 10/5/19]

Henman, P. (2020, forthcoming) Administrative Justice in a Digital Age, in J. Tomlinson, et al (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Administrative Justice, Oxford: Oxford University Press. [accepted 7/8/2018; invited author]

Henman, P. and Gable, A. (ed) (2018) Performing the State: Critical encounters with performance measurement in social and public policy, Routledge, ISBN: 978-1-138-10458-7

Henman, P. and Graham, T. (2018)’ Webportal vs google for finding government information on the web: From a website-centric approach to a web ecology perspective’, Information Polity, 23: 361-378.

Henman, P. and Graham, T.  (2019) Towards a taxonomy of government webportals:  an international comparison of portal hyperlink, in ACM Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV’19), Melbourne, Australia, April 3-5, 2019.

Henman, P. (2019) Submission. Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework Discussion Paper

Henman, P. & Ko, R. (2019) Submission to Australian Human Rights Commission and World Economic Forum’s Artificial Intelligence: governance and leadership White Paper

Hussey, K., Hill, P., Brolan, C., Stamm, J., Hine, D., Williams, O., and McEwan, C. (2019) Ensuring SPC can meet the challenges of the 21st century, Commissioned by the Pacific Community (SPC)

Hussey, K., Yarnold, J., McEwan, C., Maher, R., Henman, P., Radke, A., Curtis, C., Fidelman, P., Vickers, C. and Brolan, C. (2019) Policy Futures: Regulating the New Economy, Issue 1, 2019.  Released 01 July 2019

Jacob, K., King, P., Fidelman, P., Goncalves, L.R., Hollway, J., Sewerin, S., Chenmin, H. (2019) Policy Theory and Policy, pp. 283-297. In: UN Environment (ed.), Global Environment Outlook 6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People. Cambridge University Press.

Mangalagiu, D., Baker, E., Fidelman, P., Goncalves, L.R., Harris, P., Hollway, J., Kim, R. E., Rice, J., Alkhatlan, A. (2019) Ocean and Coastal Policy, pp. 349-367. In: UN Environment (ed.), Global Environment Outlook 6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People. Cambridge University Press.

Mead, D., Bay, L.K., Anthony, K., Hussey, K., Taylor, B., Fidelman, P., Mumby, P.J., Harrison, D., Gibbs, M.T., Daly, J., and Bryan, S. (2019) Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program – research and development program. A report provided to the Australian Government from the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. 90 pp.

Mitter, N. and Hussey, K. (2019) Moving policy and regulation forward for nanotechnology applications in agriculture, Nature Nanotechnology 14, pp. 508-510

Molyneaux, L, Head, B. Why information and transparency about electricity matter: Fragmentation of governance and accountability under New Public ManagementAust J Publ Admin. 2019; 1– 22.

Regiane A. G., Kenyon, K.H., Brolan, C., Coughlin, J., Guedes, D. (2019) Court as a Health Intervention: A Qualitative Analysis of Vancouver’s Downtown Community Court and Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, Globalization and Health

Shay, M. (2019, August 14) The Imagination Declaration: young Indigenous Australians want to be heard – but will we listen? The Conversation

Taylor, B., Hussey, K., Fidelman, P., Vella, K., Maclean, K., Newlands, M., Ritchie, B., Lockie, S., Lacey, J., Mcgrath, C., Baresi, U., Barber, M., and Koopman, D. (2019) Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program: Engagement and Regulatory Dimensions. A report provided to the Australian Government by the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. 22pp.



Benham, C.P. and Hussey, K.E. (2018) Mainstreaming deliberative principles in Environmental Impact Assessment: current practice and future prospects in the Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaEnvironmental Science and Policy, 89: 76-183

Brolan, Claire (2018) Australia needs political will, courage and leadership to achieve the SDGs. Online, DevPolicy.

Brolan, Claire (2018) What do the SDGs really have to offer? An end of year reflection from Queensland. Online, Asia and The Pacific Policy Society (APPS) Policy Forum.

Curtis, C., Hereward, J., Devereux, J., Hussey, K. and Mangelsdorf, M. (2018, December 19) Dramatic advances in forensics expose the need for genetic data legislation, The Conversation

Elmqvist, T., et al. (2018) Urban TinkeringSustainability Science, Special Feature: Original Article Integrated Knowledge Generation for Transformations towards Sustainability from Local to Global Scales

Fidelman, P. (2018) Implications of Large-Scale Marine Governance for Institutional Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change, 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 2018. 19p.

Freduah, G., Fidelman, P. and Smith, T. (2018) Adaptive capacity of small‐scale coastal fishers to climate and non‐climate stressors in the Western region of Ghana, Geographical Journal; DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12282

Frohlich, M. F., C. Jacobson, P. Fidelman, and T. F. Smith. (2018) The relationship between adaptive management of social-ecological systems and law: a systematic review, Ecology and Society 23(2):23.

Henman, P. (2018) Submission. Australian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights and New Technology Issues Paper

Henman, P. (2019) Submission to United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, UN General Assembly Thematic Report, Human rights impacts of the introduction of digital technologies in national social protection systems

Hereward, J. and Curti, C. (2018, October 24) Tweaking just a few genes in wild plants can create new food crops – but let’s get the regulation right, The Conversation

Hereward, J. and Curtis, C. (2018, May 2) DNA facial prediction could make protecting your privacy more difficult, The Conversation.

Hereward, J. and Curtis, C. (2018) Criminals can’t easily edit their DNA out of forensic databases, The Conversation

Kenyon K. H., Forman L. and Brolan C.E., (2018) EDITORIAL Deepening the Relationship between Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health: A Focus on Indivisibility and Power. Health and Human Rights Journal 20(2)

Maher, R., Maher, M., Mann, S. and McAlpine, C.A. (2018) Integrating design thinking with sustainability science: a Research through Design approachSustainability Science.

Nursey-Bray, M. Fidelman, P. and Owusu, M. (2018) Does Co-management Facilitate Adaptive Capacity in Times of Environmental Change? Insights from Fisheries in AustraliaMarine Policy, 96: 72-80.



Elijah, A., Kenyon, D., Hussey, K. and Van der Eng, P. (eds) (2017) Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda, ANU Press, Canberra.

Great Barrier Reef Independent Review Group (2017) Reef 2050 long-term sustainability plan: progress on implementation, Queensland.

Hussey, K. and Tidemann, C. (2017) Agriculture in the Australia-EU Economic and Trade Relationship, in Elijah, A., Hussey, K., Kenyon, D. and van der Eng, P. Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda, ANU Press, Canberra.

Muriuki, G., Schubert, L., Hussey, K. and Roitman, S. (2017) Urban food systems - a renewed role for local governments in Australia, Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Steele, W., Hussey, K. and Dovers, S. (2017) What’s Critical about Critical Infrastructure?, Urban Policy and Research, 35:1, pp. 74-86.

Stock, P., Rice, M., Hughes, L., Steffen, W., Pearce, A., Hussey, K. and Flannery, T. (2017) Local leadership: tracking local government progress on climate change, Climate Council of Australia, Sydney.

Stock, P., Bourne, G. and Hussey, K. (2017) Renewables: powering Queensland’s future, Climate Council of Australia, Sydney.

Stock, A., Bourne, G., Steffen, W. and Hussey, K. (2017) Submission to Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, Climate Council of Australia, Sydney.

The University of Queensland’s Centre for Policy Futures, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy and International Partnership for Blue Carbon (2017) Coastal Blue Carbon: An Introduction for Policy Makers, Canberra.

The University of Queensland’s Genomics in Society research team (2017) Submission to the Draft Implementation Plan - National Health Genomics Policy Framework, Commonwealth Department of Health.

Watkins, Emma et al. (2017) Towards greener taxes and subsidies in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) Institute for European and Environmental Policy, London, UK.