Natalie Brown received a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2011. She received the Jean Rogerson Studentship award for her overall fourth place in the 2011 cohort. After graduation, she worked for the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation before accepting a PhD research offer funded by the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law. In 2018, the UWA awarded Natalie a PhD for her research project entitled ‘Still waters run deep. Pilbara iron ore State agreement rights to mine dewatering and water law reform’. The research used archived state records to reveal confidential aspects of WA’s State agreements that authorise the state’s lucrative iron ore industry. After completing her PhD, she worked for the Department of Mines Industry, Regulation and Safety. Natalie currently works at the UWA as a lecturer, her topics are Administrative Law and Property Law.
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