Dr Hope Johnson

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Senior Lecturer, School of Law

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor's Honours (Queensland University of Technology)

Dr Hope Johnson is a socio-legal researcher in food and agricultural law, regulation and governance. She's published on global governance of food systems as well as Australia's regulation of food. Her work has been published in academic journals and used in policy making. Key themes in Hope's research include sustainable diets, food labels, food and agricultural technologies, human rights and regulatory studies. Hope uses a mix of empirical and legal methods to explore how to regulate food systems to improve public health and environmental outcomes, and she draws on various areas of law related to food and agriculture including food standards, international trade law, intellectual property and environmental and planning law.

Her current research is focused on the regulation and politics of alternative proteins.

Hope teaches units on law and policy analysis and international human rights law. She is available to discuss research, postgraduate supervision and broader food-related issues.

Hope is the Chair of the Faculty of Business and Law's Equity Committee.

She is a member of the Law and Society Association's Collaborative Research Network "Law and Food Systems" and a Chief Investigator to the Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy's Agrifood Systems Research Program.