Dr Michelle Maloney
AELA Co-Founder and National Convenor
Dr Michelle Maloney has a Bachelor of Arts and Law (Hons) from the Australian National University and a PhD in Law from Griffith University. As Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Michelle manages the strategic direction and governance of AELA, including the extensive partnerships and networks that AELA has with the legal, academic, indigenous and environmental advocacy communities. Michelle also designs and manages AELA programs and events, including the Australian Peoples’ Tribunal for Community and Nature’s Rights, and coordinates the work of more than 20 fantastic multi-disciplinary professional and student volunteers around Australia. Michelle is the Co-Founder and Director of the New Economy Network Australia (NENA); Co-Founder and Director of Future Dreaming Australia; Senior Adjunct Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University; the Australian representative on the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN); and a member of the Steering Group the Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA) . Michelle lives in Brisbane, (Queensland) with her husband, daughter and Ziggy the Wonderdog.
Read Michelle’s profile and publications on the AELA website.
AELA Director and Greenprints Program
James Lee holds a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and has a background in art, music (BMus) and film studies (GradDip Film & TV). James has a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches to addressing ecological challenges and exploring the role that cultural practices can play in informing and supporting Earth-centred governance. James manages a range of AELA programs, including ecological governance/Greenprints, AELA Education and selected Earth Arts projects. James also oversees AELA’s operational systems, including membership, event coordination, communications, and website development across several AELA programs.