Dr Phillipa McCormack
Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide
Climate adaptation law, biodiversity conservation law, bushfire law, administrative law and government accountability
Why I do what I do
There are some really complicated questions about what our law is, what it means for a rapidly changing future, and how it might need to change. I really enjoy finding ways to connect the work that amazing scientists are doing, with the laws that we DO have, and the laws that we NEED to have, to adapt as the climate changes. My work is helping to take proposals from the science, and work out how to implement them effectively in our laws and policies.
Something interesting about me
I live on a fire trail and I get to ride my electric mountain bike to work. Sometimes I get to work really muddy, with grit in my eyebrows. In winter, it can take a while for my fingers to defrost. I sometimes don't get much work done, those mornings!