Julie Gibson

PhD Researcher

Julie Gibson is a PhD candidate at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance where her research focuses on the interaction between development cooperation and the law of transboundary watercourses.  Julie is also a Research Assistant at the University of Aberdeen on the EU-funded DAFNE Project within which she works on the governance of the Zambezi and Omo-Turkana river basins, leading research on legal frameworks at international, regional, basin and national scale and towards the identification and creation of more resilient and sustainable frameworks based on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. She has recently co-authored a monograph titled “Implementing International Watercourses Law Through the WEF and SDGs: An Integrated Approach Illustrated in the Zambezi River Basin” which will be published in September 2020. She is also co-editing a multi and interdisciplinary book titled “The Omo-Turkana Basin: Toward Sustainable Management of a Critical Transboundary Resource” to which she has also contributed a chapter which will be published in 2021. Julie originally joined SCELG in 2014 as a student on the LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development. After completing her LLM with distinction Julie worked as an international development consultant at Cardno Emerging Markets, focusing on business development and project management, including working as Project Manager on the award winning IRAT programme. Prior to undertaking her LLM Julie obtained an LLB from the University of Aberdeen. She has also undertaken research and previous work experience with NGO and charity organisations in Kenya, Zambia, Bangladesh and China.

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