My research focuses on global energy and climate policy and the role different actors (governments, business and civil society) play at different levels to shape global outcomes. I work at the intersection of global governance, regulation, negotiation studies and environmental politics.

My research aims to improve international outcomes on two of the most critical challenges facing the world; climate change and energy security, and in doing so provide strategies for policymakers and diplomats to influence global outcomes.


The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations 


Journal articles

2018 ‘After the Paris Agreement: What role for the BRICS in Global Climate Governance? (with Marc Williams) Global Policy Forthcoming.

2018 “Risky Business? The Energy Charter Treaty, Clean Energy and Investor-State Disputes”, (with Kyla Tienhaara) Global Governance, Forthcoming.

2018 “The G20 Chair and the Case of the Global Economic Steering Committee” (with Larry Crump) Global Society 32(1), pp. 23-46

2017 “The role of the chair in informal international organisations: Australia’s Group of Twenty presidency”, (with Larry Crump) Australian Journal of International Affairs,

2017 “Business actors, political resistance, and strategies for policymakers”,   Energy Policy, 

2017 “Fighting for King Coal’s Crown: Business actors in the US coal and utility industries”, Global Environment Politics,

2017 “One in 20: The G20, middle powers and global governance reform”, Third World Quarterly,

2017 “Regulatory Unilateralism: Arguments for going it alone on climate change”, (with Peter Drahos) Global Policy

2017 “US Institutional Pathways to Clean Coal and Shale Gas: Lessons for China” (with Peter Drahos) Climate Policy

2016 “Prolonged international environmental negotiations: the roles and strategies of non-state actors in the EU” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics,

2015 “Global Energy Governance: Do the BRICs have the energy to drive reform?” International Affairs 91(4), pp. 799-812,

2015 “Global Energy Governance in the G20: States, coalitions and crises” Global Governance 21(3), pp. 475-492,

2015 “Understanding Climate Change Negotiations: Contributions from International Negotiation and Conflict Management” (with Larry Crump) International Negotiation 20, pp. 146-174,;jsessionid=14o7khr5qdlq1.x-brill-live-02 

2014, ‘ Transnational actors in environmental politics: strategies and influence in long negotiations’, Environmental Politics, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 376 – 394,

2013, ‘ Three Ways to Understand State Actors in International Negotiations: Climate Change in the Clinton Years (1993?2000)’, Global Environmental Politics, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 22 – 40,

2013, ‘ Shaping International Negotiations from within the EU: Sub-State Actors and Climate Change’, Journal of European Integration, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 705 – 721,

2012, ‘ Toward an Understanding of State Behavior in Prolonged International Negotiations’, International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 295 – 320,

2008 “Aviation and Climate Change: Can the airline industry continue to grow in a carbon-constrained economy?” (with Andrew Macintosh), Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 15(4) December.

2008 “The State of the Australian Middle Class” (with Clive Hamilton and Yi-Hua Lu), Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal 2(1) September.

2004 “An Asian Response to the Asian Crisis: The Proposal for an Asian Monetary Fund”, Journal of Australian Political Economy, Issue 54, December.

Book Chapters

2017 “International Negotiations” in Drahos, P. (ed.) Regulatory Theory: Foundations and applications, Canberra: ANU Press.

2015 “Energy Governance: Can the G20 drive reform?” in Callaghan, M. and Sainsbury, T. (eds.) The G20 and the Future of International Economic Governance, Sydney: New South.

2014 “Transnational Actors: Nongovernmental organizations, civil society and individuals” in Harris, P (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, New York: Routledge 176-186.

 2014 “Carbon pricing in Australia: an early view from the inside” (with Daniel Besley Steven Kennedy and Simon Writer) in Quiggin, J (ed.), Carbon Pricing: Early Experience and Future Prospects, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.