Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 13 (Other: 13)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Equity and Trusts (4024LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Equity and Trusts (4024LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Equity and Trusts (4024LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Michelle Rourke's PhD on accessing and sharing virus genetic resources.



Fran’s expertise is primarily in the area of biological resource law, having spent over a decade developing fisheries, aquaculture and biosecurity law in the Queensland government, followed by several years of legal research in genetic resources and intellectual property as part of her PhD and postdoctoral research. She has also worked as a mediator and a lecturer in law.

Fran is now a Research Fellow with the Law Futures Centre coordinating a project on the future of ecological governance and regulation in Northern Australia. The project relates to Commonwealth, Northern Territory, Western Australian and Queensland laws affecting the north's ecologically sustainable development. She is also conducting further research on governance and regulation of aquatic genetic resources for use in Australian aquaculture and other sectors.

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Griffith University, Australia 2013 - 2016
  • LLM Master of Laws, Dalhousie University, Canada 1999 - 2000
  • LLBHons Bachelor Of Laws With Honours, Univerisity of Queensland, Australia 1993 - 1998
  • BA Bachelor Of Arts In Humanities, University of Queensland, Australia 1993 - 1998

Awards and Honours

  • Publication Assistance Scheme, Griffith University 2016 - 2016
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian Government 2013 - 2016
  • Roy A Jodrey Fellowship, Dalhousie University 1999 - 2000
  • Graduate School Award, Dalhousie University 1999 - 2000

Professional memberships

  • IUCN WCEL Member, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law 2015 -
  • ACIPA Member, Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture 2014 -