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Genevieve Quirk

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security

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Genevieve Quirk is a PhD candidate at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. She researches the regional institutional governance and collective oceans diplomacy of Oceania. Her professional experience includes working internationally as a policy advisor on ocean issues of the EU and the Pacific. She is driven the by urgent need for transformative change to govern an Anthropocene Ocean. She was a visiting scholar at the East West Centre and a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations relating to Sustainable Development Goal 14 and Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction.

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Michelle Voyer, Catherine Moyle, Christopher Kuster, Anna Lewis, Kirti Lal, Genevieve Quirk, July 2021. “Untangling the complexity of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) approaches and frameworks” One Earth.

Genevieve C. Quirk, June 2020. “Australia’s Blue Re-Growth?: Marine Restoration as an Emerging Norm under the Law of the Sea.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy.

Genevieve C. Quirk, September 2019. “Australia: Electing Australia’s Marine Protection Legacy.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy.

Genevieve C. Quirk. and Harriet R. Harden-Davies, December 2017. “Cooperation, competence and coherence: the role of regional ocean governance in the south west Pacific for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction.” The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law.

Quirk, Genevieve, and Quentin Hanich, February 2016. “Ocean diplomacy: The pacific island countries’ campaign to the UN for an ocean sustainable development goal.” Asia-pacific journal of ocean law and policy.

Michelle Voyer, Genevieve Quirk, Anna Farmery, Lana Kajilich and Robin Warner, November 2020. ”Launching a Blue Economy: Crucial first steps in designing a contextually sensitive and coherent approach.” Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.

Michelle Voyer, Clive Schofield, Kamal Azmi, Robin Warner, Alistair McIlgorm, Genevieve Quirk, January 2018. “Maritime security and the Blue Economy: intersections and interdependencies in the Indian Ocean.” Journal of the Indian Ocean Region.

Michelle Voyer, Genevieve Quirk, Alistair McIlgorm, and Kamal Azmi. (2018). “Shades of blue: what do competing interpretations of the Blue Economy mean for oceans governance?” Journal of environmental policy & planning.

Michelle Voyer, Genevieve Quirk, Alistair McIlgorm, Kamal Azmi, Stuart Kaye, and Michael McArthur. (2017). “The Blue Economy in Australia: Conceptualising the Blue Economy, its Relationship with Maritime Security, and its Role in Australian Oceans Governance.” Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security and Sea Power Centre – Australia, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), 61pp.

Genevieve C. Quirk, July 2013. “Does Oceania have the institutional capacity to meet marine spatial protection targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity?” Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs.