Dr Jo (Josephine) Gillespie, BA (Hons), LLB, PhD
Madsen Building, Rm 456
Phone: +61 2 9351 2920
Fax: +61 2 9351 2442
Jo is a geographer with a background in both law and geography. Jo completed her PhD thesis in 2010 with research investigating landscape regulation at the World Heritage property at Angkor, Cambodia. For this research Jo was an APAI on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project. Jo’s research links geography and law under the broad categories of legal geography and environmental regulation. This scholarship explores links between law, place and society. Jo’s interests focus on the ways that regulatory frameworks shape and form landscapes by restricting, manipulating and/or enabling the way in which people interact in their environs. Jo’s research is also concerned with the interaction between human rights and environmental issues. Jo is a qualified lawyer who, prior to returning to academia, worked for many years in the legal profession and she has worked as a Judicial Associate in both Federal and State jurisdictions. In 2012 Jo received an appointment as a Visiting Fellow with the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.
- ENVI3111 Environmental Law and Ethics, Unit Coordinator
- GEOS1001 Earth, Environment and Society
- GEOS 2121 Environmental and Resource Management
- ENVI5801 Social Science of the Environment, Unit Coordinator
- GEOS5501 Human Rights and the Environment, Unit Coordinator
- Gillespie, J., (in prep), “Heritage and Human Rights: reframing the conservation ethic”
- Gillespie, J., (in prep), “Legal Geography, Property, Exclusion and Rights: guiding concepts to explore heritage protection?”
- Gillespie, J., (Invited, in prep), “Heritage Protection and the Human Right to Development: reconciling competing or complimentary narratives?, Sustainability Special Issue: Constructing Heritage in the Light of Sustainable Development
- Gillespie, J., (2013), “World Heritage Site Management: boundary-making at Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia.”, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56(2), doi 10.1080/09640568.2012.657868.
- Gillespie, J., (2012), “Buffering for Conservation: the spatial regulation of Angkor’s World Heritage landscape.”, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 18(2), pp. 194 – 208.
- Gillespie, J., (2011), “Legal Pluralism and World Heritage Management at Angkor,
Cambodia”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 15(2).
- Gillespie, J., (2010), “Monumental Challenges: Local Perspectives on World Heritage Landscape Regulation at Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia.”, Unpublished PhD thesis, The University of Sydney.
- Gillespie, J., (2009), “Protecting World Heritage: Regulating ownership and land use at Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia”, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 15(4), pp.338 – 354.
- Gillespie, J., (2009), “Book Review: Ethnography and Law”, edited by E. Darian-Smith, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Aldershot, 2007, in The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 20(2)., pp. 260 – 262.
- Chem Phalla, Phillip Hirsch, Kim Sean Somatra, So Sovannarith, Suon Vanny, Khiev Daravy, Melissa Neave, Kate Griffiths, Nathan Wales, Jo Gillespie, Ham Kimkong, Lic Vuthy, Nong Keamony, Chea Phallika and Chan Sopheak, (2008), “Framing Research on Water Resources Management and Governance in Cambodia: A Literature Review”, CDRI Working Paper 37, Cambodian Development Resource Institute, Phnom Penh, 50 pp.
- Gillespie, J., (2007), “Book Review: Innovative Communities. People-Centred Approaches to Environmental Management in the Asia-Pacific Region”, edited by Jerry Velasquez, Makiko Yashiro, Susan Yoshimura and Izumi Ono, United Nations University Press, Tokyo, New York, Paris, 2005, in Asia-Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 10(3 & 4), pp. 303 – 307.
- Gillespie, J., (July 2012), Session Convener (with Dr Bob Fisher, the University of Sydney and Dr Brian Furze, Latrobe University), “Critical Geographical Perspectives on World Heritage”, Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Macquarie University. Paper: “Linking Connectivity Conservation and World Heritage Cultural Landscapes.”
- Gillespie, J., (July 2011), “Green Ban Legal Legacies: the evolution of heritage conservation in Australia” and “Privatisation and Heritage Protection: questioning the sanctity of private property at Angkor, Cambodia”, Institute of Australian Geographers annual conference, Wollongong, NSW.
- Gillespie, J., (July 2010), “Re-arranging Territory and Legalising Spaces: Reflections on the spatial/human dimensions of a World Heritage Listing”, Institute of Australian Geographers annual conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, Outstanding Postgraduate Presentation Award.
- Gillespie, J., (December 2009), “Legalising spaces and places: reflections on the human dimensions of a World Heritage listing”, Angkor Research Symposium, Robert Christie Research Centre, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
- Gillespie, J., (August 2007), “Land, law and justice: World Heritage Obligations at Angkor”, Joint Department of Archaeology/School of Geosciences, Greater Angkor Project and Living with Heritage Australian Research Council Project Update, The University of Sydney.
- Gillespie, J., (July 2006), “Zoning and Owning: land use laws at Angkor, Angkor – landscape, city and temple Conference, The University of Sydney, Australia.