Dr Mark Shepheard

Post Doctoral Fellow - School of Law

Mark Shepheard

Phone: +61 2 6773 2275

Email: mshephe6@une.edu.au


PhD (UNE), MSc (Oxon), GDSA (USyd), BAppSci (Ucan)

Teaching Areas

LAW490: Honours in Law

Research Interests

Natural resource stewardship, regulation and governance, virtue ethics, land and water management obligations, socio-legal studies methods


Changing Conceptions of Rights to Water? An Eco-Socio-Legal Perspective. 26 Journal of Environmental Law 215 (2014);

Is there still an Economic Right to Water? An analysis of the intersection of rights and regulatory regimes. Policy Brief, The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society. Oxford (2013);

Increasing water stewardship responsibility: Water protection obligations and watershed management policy affecting farmers in Lucerne, Switzerland. 15 Environmental Law Review 121 (2013);

The potential for improved water management using a legal social contract. 22 Water Law 95 (2011).


Socio-Legal Studies Association, European Council for Rural Law