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Adrian Bradbrook

Emeritus Professor
University of Adelaide


Adrian Bradbrook initially graduated in Law at the University of Cambridge and has spent most of his working life as an academic. Prior to taking up the Bonython Chair of Law at the University of Adelaide in 1988, he held full-time positions as an Assistant Professor of Law at Dalhousie University (Canada) (1970-72) and at the University of Melbourne, first as a Senior Lecturer (1972-79) and later as a Reader (1980-87). He has held temporary positions as a Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary (Canada), the University of Poitiers (France), the University Paris-Descartes (Paris-V), the University of Mannheim (Germany), the University of Marburg (Germany). He has also held research positions at Queens’ College, Cambridge (UK), McGill University (Canada), the International Academy of the Environment (Geneva, Switzerland), the University of Colorado (USA) and the University of Hong Kong. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Adelaide in 1991-95. Adrian’s main research work lies in the fields of sustainable energy law, environmental law and property law. He has published extensively in these fields. He has held the position of Chair of the Working Group on Energy Law and Climate Change for the IUCN (World Conservation Union) and has worked on a number of UN projects relating to energy law. He is a Member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, the Journal of Renewable Energy Law and Policy and the Australian Property Law Journal. Adrian is the recipient of several major Australian Research Council Discovery and other grants. He currently holds a grant (with Judith Gardam) on “Creating a Comprehensive International Law of Sustainable Energy: The Contribution of Law to Sustainable Development and Climate Change”.

Research Interest

Property Law  Energy Law

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