Lovleen Bhullar


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PhD projects

- Social rights (eg environment, health, sanitation, water)
- Environmental law, natural resources law, water law, climate change law
- South Asia and Southeast Asia


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Personal profile


Dr Lovleen Bhullar joined Birmingham Law School in September 2020 as Lecturer. Previously, she was a Research Fellow in Regulation and Antimicrobial Resistance at Edinburgh Law School. While pursuing doctoral studies, she taught Law and Nature (LLB), International Environmental Law (LLM) and Water Law and Governance (LLM/MSc). She is also an Editor of the Law, Environment and Development (LEAD) journal.

Dr Bhullar holds an LLB degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, an LLM in Environmental Law (Distinction) from SOAS – University of London, and an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her doctoral research, funded by the Bloomsbury PhD studentship, examined the scope and limits of environmental rights litigation as a solution to the problem of water pollution in India. She is a former Commonwealth Scholar (2006-2007).

Research interests

Dr Lovleen Bhullar is interested in the formulation and implementation of environmental law and policy. She has extensive research experience in the areas of law and policy relating to the environment, climate change, sanitation and water in India as well as environment-related rights at the international level and in India. In addition, she has worked on climate change and water governance issues in Southeast Asia. From 2018 to 2020, Dr Bhullar examined smart regulation of four specific pathways for the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in India. Her current areas of research explore aspects of environmental constitutionalism, and adopt a human rights approach to regulation of antimicrobial resistance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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