Dr Amy Cosby

Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)

Amy Cosby

Phone: +61 6773 2196

Email: acosby2@une.edu.au


Dr Amy Cosby is an early career researcher with a research background in the disciplines of agriculture and law. Amy has a Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Laws and a PhD in Precision Agriculture from the University of New England. She has been part of the AgLaw Centre for the past three years and during this time has had research input into a number of research programs over a range of topics including invasive species, food security managing conflict over natural resources and numerous agricultural policy issues. She teaches into several units in the Master of Natural Resource Governance and the elective unit Animal Law


B.Ag/LLB (Hons0 (UNE)


Teaching Areas

LAW345/545: Animal Law

LLM528: Governance of Natural Resources

LLM529: Sustainability Strategies

LLM530: Natural Resources, Relationships and Agreements

Research Interests

  • Natural resource and agricultural governance
  • Animal law
  • Land use conflict
  • Food security and social licence to farm


  • Lawson, A., Monk, A., and Cosby, A. (2018). ‘Australia’ In Helga Willer and Julia Lernoud (eds.) The World of Organic Agriculture. Statistics and Emerging Trends 2018. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick and IFOAM – Organics International, Bonn.
  • Lawson, A., Cosby, A., Bez, N., and Williams, J. (2017). ‘Australian Organic Market Report 2017’, commissioned by Australian Organic Ltd. Available at http://aco.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/AOMR-2017-High-Res-Electronic-Version.pdf
  • Kennedy, A.L.,and Cosby, A.M, (2017). ‘Agricultural Land Use Conflict in the Context of Climate Change: An Australian Case Study’ in Research Handbook on Climate and Agricultural Law, Angelo, M.J., and du Plessis, A. (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Alter, T., Cosby, A., Low Choy, D., Hine, D., Howard, T., Martin, P. Please, P., and Thompson, L. (2017). “Important lessons from the IACRC ‘ Facilitating Effective Citizen Action ’ research and practice improvement program 4E use ’ core principles Perceptions : Progress on,” in 17th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, Canberra, ACT, 1 to 4 May 2017.
  • Kennedy, A.L., and Cosby, A., ‘One Belt, One Road, Many Possibilities: Exploring Australia’s potential role in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative’, paper presented at the Legal Guarantee of the Belt and Road Conference, 21 October 2017, Chengdu, China.
  • Martin, P.V., and Cosby, A.M.  (2016). ‘Integrated Spatial Planning: Australia’, commissioned by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, Bonn, Germany for the IUCN.