Professor Lorraine Elliott

Senior Associate Fellow - Expert in environmental crime, climate and environmental security


Professor Lorraine Elliott is Professor Emerita in International Relations at the Australian National University.

Her current research ranges across transnational environmental crime, climate and environmental security, just energy transitions, and non-traditional/human security. She has been published in leading academic and policy journals including The Pacific Review, RECIEL, Global Environmental Politics, and Contemporary Security Policy.

Professor Elliott’s commitment to enhanced communication between policy and academic communities has been evidenced in roles as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the international Academic Council on the UN System, membership of the Consultative/Advisory Committees on the intergovernmental Nansen Initiative and Platform on Disaster Displacement, the International Network of Experts of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Environmental Crime, and the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance network.

She has worked on issues around climate change and security with defence audiences in Australia, the UK, Southeast Asia, and the US, and has been an expert reviewer for the IPCC and for UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook.

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