Dr Lily O'Neill is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, and also the ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific.
Lily is part of the Grand Challenge's Indigenous engagement project, where she is examining whether and how Indigenous people can best benefit from renewable energy generation in north west Australia.
Her work as an academic researcher and independent consultant relates to negotiations and agreement making between Aboriginal traditional owners, resource companies and the state; natural resource, environmental, water and native title law;‘social license to operate’ and corporate social responsibility.
She is a former legal practitioner at a major Australian law firm, and has taught in Melbourne Law School’s JD program.
She has a PhD obtained from the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at Melbourne Law School. Her research examined the Curtis Island and James Price Point liquefied natural gas land access agreements: https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/111978.