Philippa Louey

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Philippa Louey

Commencing her PhD candidature at DPA in 2021, Pip Louey’s doctoral research examines the blue economy and sustainable ocean development in the Pacific Islands region. Her work is interested in how the blue economy is being translated from promise to practice in the Pacific, with keen attention to how this agenda delivers on its commitments to social justice and environmental sustainability.

In 2020, Pip undertook a research internship at the Pacific Network on Globalization (PANG) and while undertaking her studies, she continues to work as the Engagement Officer for the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). Before commencing at DPA, Pip was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship at UNSW Canberra (2020) in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences. She also served as the Project Officer for the UNSW Student Wellbeing Community of Practice (CoP) where she supported research on the impact of COVID-19 and related university response measures on student wellbeing.

In 2019, Pip was a recipient of the Australian Foreign Affairs Next Voices Award.


Chair: Associate Prof. Paul D’Arcy
Supervisory Panel: Honorary Associate Prof. Greg Fry, Maureen Penjueli, Dr Hugh Govan


Louey, P. (2022) The blue economy’s retreat from equity: A decade under global negotiation. Frontiers in Political Science, 4.

Louey, P. (2022) The Pacific blue economy: An instrument of political maneuver. Marine Policy, 135: 104880.

L/R: Rachel England (moderator), with event speakers Pip Louey and Amelia Faotusia (c) Australia Awards Women's Leadership Initiative

The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?

To mark World Ocean’s Day 2021, DPA co-hosted an event with the Australia Awards Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), titled ‘The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?’.

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