UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Dr Ben Milligan

Dr Ben Milligan

Senior Research Associate

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Oct 2012

Research summary

Ben's research, teaching and advisory work focuses on:

  • Law and sustainable development – in particular: national implementation of multilateral instruments by low and middle-income countries; design of legislative frameworks concerning the environment, energy and natural resources; readiness assessment of legal and institutional frameworks in that context.

  • Governance of natural assets – in particular review and design of policy options for: natural capital accounting; ecosystem services management; nature and biodiversity conservation; spatial and development planning.

  • Governance of oceans and coasts – in particular review and design of policy options for: energy infrastructure development; trans-boundary cooperation; low-carbon shipping; sustainable fisheries; marine and coastal protected areas; spatial and development planning; nature-based climate change mitigation and adaptation.


University of Wollongong
BSc, Computer Science |
University of Wollongong
LLB, Law |
University of Wollongong
PhD, International Law |


Ben Milligan joined the Faculty in February 2012 and is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Law and Environment and Institute for Sustainable Resources. He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong, and has held Visiting positions at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, George Washington University, University of Cape Town and University of Cambridge.