20062019

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Personal profile

Biography

Anita specialises in environmental and climate change law, regulation and governance. She works on issues of current and pressing public policy importance including: the roles and responsibilities of the private sector in addressing climate change and transitioning to clean energy; approaches to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in Australian settlements; and the sustainable allocation of scarce natural resources (such as water) between competing users.

Anita brings considerable research, teaching and advocacy experience to her role as Senior Lectuer in the Monash Business School, having worked as a senior research and teaching fellow at the Melbourne Law School (2016-18) and University of Tasmania (2011-2015); and previously in advocacy roles with Australian environmental NGOs such as World Wide Fund for Nature and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

Anita's research is socio-legal (law-in-context) and interdisciplinary. She uses empirical and qualitative research techniques to track and assess the impact and effectiveness of environmental law and regulation. Her work is often targeted to end-users in policy and practice and has included reports prepared for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility and the Australian Conservation Foundation; as well as presentations for industry associations such as CPA Australia.

Anita's research informs her teaching. She has taught a range of subjects in environmental, climate change and natural resource law and is currently teaching environmental law and sustainability regulation in an inter-disciplinary context at the Monash Business School, with a particular focus on applied and contextual exploration of current and emerging regulatory risks and trends.

Supervision interests

Anita is interested in supervising socio-legal and interdiscplinary legal research projects, particularly in the environmental and sustainability field.

Monash teaching commitment

Anita is currently teaching the following units:

Corporate Sustainability Regulation (BTF5910)

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, University of Melbourne

20052010

Laws, Bachelor, Australian National University

19951999

Arts (Geography), Bachelor, Australian National University

19951999

Research area keywords

  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Climate change law
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Water Governance
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Empirical Legal Research
  • Climate Risk
  • Energy Transition

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Projects

Reviewing the Corporations Act

Foerster, A.

1/05/1928/06/19

Project: Consultancy

Research Output

Climate justice and corporations

Foerster, A., 4 May 2019, In : King's Law Journal. 30, 2, p. 305-322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Energy re-investment

Osofsky, H. M., Peel, J., McDonnell, B. & Foerster, A., 2019, In : Indiana Law Journal. 94, 2, p. 595-652 58 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Governing the energy transition: the role of corporate law tools

Peel, J., Foerster, A., McDonnell, B. & Osofsky, H. M., 2019, In : Environmental and Planning Law Journal. 36, 5, p. 459-476 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rio Tinto's climate change resolution marks a significant shift in investor culture

Foerster, A. & Peel, J., 3 May 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

Climate change is a financial risk, according to a lawsuit against the CBA

Foerster, A. & Peel, J., 16 Aug 2017, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access