Dr Elizabeth Brandon

Dr Elizabeth Brandon
Dr Elizabeth Brandon

Dr Elizabeth Brandon

BA/LLB (ANU), GDLP (College of Law, Sydney), PhD (UniSA), Solicitor (non-practising) Australian Capital Territory and South Australia



Room C52, Taylor Building, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3UB


Elizabeth joined the University of Aberdeen in 2019, and has taught aspects of environmental law, natural resources law and energy law in a range of jurisdictions, including Australia, Hong Kong and Scotland. Her research background is in the different regulatory approaches to contaminated sites around the world, and the regulatory framework for preventing and managing transboundary pollution, with a particular focus on Asia. Her teaching and research activities now also extend to the legal aspects of managing contamination during the decommissioning of energy facilities.

Internal Memberships

Coordinator, LLB with English Law Programme

Coordinator, Accelerated LLB Programme 

Secretary, Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law


Research Overview

Law and policy on site contamination; contaminated sites and urban planning; the management of transboundary pollution in Asia; the legal framework for managing contamination during the decommissioning of energy facilities; impacts of pollution on heritage protection; industrial heritage protection

Current Research

Prospects for a global legal instrument on site contamination; regulatory/enforcement problems regarding decommissioning waste in Scotland; the impacts of pollution on protection of world heritage sites 


Teaching Responsibilities

International Energy and Environmental Law

Principles of Environmental and Natural Resources Regulation

Introduction to Natural Resources Law and Policy

Introduction to English Legal System

Equity & Trusts



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  • Environmental and Planning Law

    Shapovalova, D., Brandon, E., Slater, A., Soliman Hunter, T.
    United Kingdom Oil and Gas Law. Sweet and Maxwell
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Rehabilitation of Contaminated Land to Enhance Future Options for Cities

    Brandon, E. J.
    International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2018. Ginzky, H., Dooley, E., Heuser, I. L., Kasimbazi, E., Markus, T., Qin, T. (eds.). Springer, pp. 189-213, 25 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Transboundary Water Pollution in the Context of China: A Role for the UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention in Asia?

    Brandon, E. J.
    IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal, no. 7, pp. 8-35
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A Model Law for Site Contamination: Key Features and Challenges in a Developing Country Context

    Brandon, E. J.
    Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 409-436
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia: Practice and Prospects with the UNECE Agreements

    Marsden, S., Brandon, E.
    Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, UK. 363 pages
    Books and Reports: Books


Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Journals