Overview

Current Work

Steven's current research is focused on standards and standard-setting for companion and farm animal protection. He is also researching the relationship between animal law (especially wild animal law) and environmental law. Steven has taught property law for a number of years and in 2017 is teaching a first year, introductory course for commencing law students.  

News

Expertise Keywords

  • Animal protection law and ethics
  • Animal welfare policy and regulation

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 36 (Other: 36)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Property 2 (3015LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Property Law 3: Reg of Prop In (4013LAW)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Trimester 1, 2016.
  • Property 2 (3015LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Property 2 (3015LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Foundations of Law (1031LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Foundations of Law (1031LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Foundations of Law (1031LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Foundations of Law (1031LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Animal Law (5069LAW)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, South Bank Campus, Semester 2, 2017.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Steven is able to offer supervision in the broad areas of animal protection ethics, law and policy; and environmental law with a focus on wild animals. </br></br>Steven is currently co-supervising five PhD projects:</br></br>1. Sally Healy, Australian Consumers' Knowledge of Agriculture Practices, Environmental Futures Research Institute (Associate Supervisor; Principal Supervisors Leah Burns and Maree Boyle).</br>2. Amy McInerney, How and to What Extent Can Risk Theory Address Risk Averse Drafting Practices which have Contributed to the Problem of Complex Planning Schemes in Queensland, Griffith Law School (Co-Principal Supervisor Philippa England).</br>3. Katie Woolaston, Lethal Management of Endangered Species - Lessons for International Biodiversity Laws, Griffith Law School (Co-Principal Supervisor Don Anton).</br>4. Nelson Quinn, Law and Transition to Environmental Stability, Griffith law School (Associate Supervisor; Principal Supervisor Philippa England).</br>5. Katrina Kluss, From Property to Personhood, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (Associate Supervisor; Co-Associate Supervisor Jonathon Crowe; Principal Supervisor Justine Bell-James). </br></br>Completed supervision:</br></br>1. Associate Supervisor for Rebekah Eyers, Regulation of Animal Welfare in Queensland Saleyards, Griffith Law School (Principal Supervisor Philippa England).</br>2. Associate Supervisor for Ted Eadie, Understanding Animal Welfare: An Integrated Approach, Master of Philosophy, Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, University of Queensland (Principal Supervisor Clive Phillips).

Background

Bio

Steven teaches and researches in the area of animal law. He uses the literature of animal law, animal ethics, regulation and animal protection policy to inform his work. Steven's current research is focused on standards and standard-setting for companion and farm animal protection. He is also researching the relationship between animal law (especially wild animal law) and environmental law. Steven has taught property law for a number of years and in 2017 is teaching a first year, introductory course for commencing law students.  

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University -
  • MPSectMgt Master Of Public Sector Management, Griffith University -
  • LLBHons Bachelor Of Laws With Honours, Griffith University -
  • BScHons Bachelor Of Science With Honours, University of Melbourne -

Editorial roles

  • Member, Queensland Editorial Committee, Alternative Law Journal
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy -

External advisory roles

  • Associate Academic, Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics (University of Queensland)
  • Associate Academic, Centre for Compassionate Conservation (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Member, Global Animal Law Consortium