Regulatory Subprogram Co-Lead
Dr Maxine Newlands is a political scientist with a PhD in environmental politics, policy and media discourse (London, 2013). Her research focuses on the complexities of how and why environmental politics and networks of communication transform policymaking. Max has been with RRAP since the proof of concept phase (2018) as part of the regulatory and engagement sub-programs. Maxine is the chief investigator on numerous government reports, journal articles and books, including Environmental Politics of the Great Barrier Reef (Routledge, 2023); Environmental activism and the media: The politics of protest (Peter Lang, 2018), and co-author of an edited collection: Australian Entanglements: Critical Approaches to the Blue Humanities (Routledge, 2023).