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Karen Morrow

Karen Morrow LLB, LLM was educated at the Queen’s University of Belfast and King’s College London.

She has lectured at Buckingham, Durham, and Leeds Universities and at the Queen’s University of Belfast. She has been Professor of Environmental Law at Swansea University since 2007. Her research interests focus on theoretical and practical aspects of public participation in environmental law and policy and on gender and the environment. She has presented and published extensively in these areas. She is currently working principally on the feminist ethics of care and the human-environmental nexus and ecofeminism and international environmental law. She teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in environmental law and human rights and the environment and supervises research students across these areas. She has extensive experience of externally examining postgraduate research in the UK, Europe, and globally. She frequently acts as a reviewer of legal and interdisciplinary research applications for various state and regional funders.  

She was founding co-editor of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law e-journal and the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, the Environmental Law Review, and the University of Western Australia Law Review. She is a Series editor for Critical Reflections on Human Rights and the Environment (Edward Elgar) and a member of the editorial board for the (cross-disciplinary) Gender and Environment series (Routledge). She regularly acts as a referee for a range of legal and interdisciplinary journals  and as an evaluator for academic publishers.

She is a founder member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) and is a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA). She is an associate member of the Monash European and EU Law Centre. She was a founding member of the Environmental and Planning Law Association of Northern Ireland (EPLANI). She served as a  member of the EU’s COST network working group on “Gender, Science, Technology and Environment” (genderSTE).