Georgina Lloyd Rivera, Ph.D.


Center Director




PhD in Environmental Law (Heritage)
University of Sydney (Australia)

Master in Environmental Law
University of Sydney (Australia)

Bachelor in Science (Environmental), Honours in Plant Ecology
University of Sydney (Australia)


SFS 3820 Environmental Ethics and Development
(The School for Field Studies)

SFS 3111 Ecology and Conservation of Asian Elephants
(The School for Field Studies)

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I commenced working with SFS in 2014. I have been living in Siem Reap Cambodia since 2007. During my time in Siem Reap I have completed my PhD in Environmental Law (heritage law), undertaken a post-doctoral fellowship collaborating with the Cambodian Government on policy development for the Angkor World Heritage Site, been Project Officer for the UNESCO-Australia-Cambodia Angkor Heritage Management Framework project and been a Director and Affiliated Researcher with the University of Sydney Research Centre. My PhD in heritage law examined the protection of living (intangible) heritage in Cambodia and the application of international law at a national level and at the Angkor World Heritage Site.

Before I moved to Asia I undertook studies in Environmental Science (BSc Env.) with honours in biology and a Master in Environmental Law focusing on biodiversity law, Southeast Asian environmental law and heritage law. Between 2003-2007 I was a Post Graduate Teaching Fellow with the University of Sydney School for Biological Sciences teaching two junior units – Concepts in Biology and Ecosystems to Genes, providing curriculum support, student liaison services and coordination of bridging classes. I was also a casual lecturer in Environmental Law with the Law Faculty of the University of Sydney. In 2004 I completed an internship as a legal policy advisor with the United Nations Environment Program Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

My research interests branch across disciplines of law, natural and social sciences. I have conducted research in pollination ecology, international environmental law, Cambodian culture, cultural heritage policy development, heritage management and tourism. I enjoy exploring how these different topics interact. Such as through examining the application of international law at the local level in South East Asia, the role (and rights) of community in policy development and management in the areas of environmental protection, cultural heritage and traditional knowledge, how living (intangible) heritage can be safeguarded and connections between tourism, sustainable development and cultural heritage.

I have collaborated with local and international colleagues in the development of a range of management policies at the Angkor World Heritage Site in tourism, intangible heritage and site management. I have also worked with local community members at Angkor to explore ways in which traditional knowledge and local beliefs may be appropriately shared with visitors through tourism social enterprises to provide benefits for local people and raise visitor awareness of Angkor’s living heritage.



Lloyd, G and Khun, K. 2015 (forthcoming). Baillie, B. (ed.). Angkor: Heritage, Tourism and Development. New York: Springer.
Mackay, R. and Lloyd, G. 2013. Newsletter of the World Heritage Institute of Training & Research for the Asia & the Pacific Region. 26 (October 2013): 21-24.
Lloyd, G., Mackay, R., Pickles, S., Sullivan, S. and Hall, N. 2013. Godden Mackay Logan Pty Ltd, Sydney.
Im S. and Lloyd, G. 2012. In Russell Staif, Robyn Bushell and Steve Watson (eds) Heritage and Tourism: Place, Encounter, Engagement. Routledge.
Lloyd, G. 2011. In Patrick Daly and Tim Winter (eds) Heritage in Asia. Routledge.
Delanghe, P., Hang, P., Lloyd, G., Mackay, R. and Sullivan, S. 2011. Paper prepared for 2011 ICOMOS Conference.
Lloyd, G. 2009. The Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of Asia and the Pacific. Vol 1 Autumn 2009.


Hall, N., Hang, P., Kilian, B., Lloyd, G., Mackay, R. and Sullivan, S. 2014. Presented at 20th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA), Siem Reap, January 2014.
Lloyd, G. 2013/2014. Guest Lecture presented for The University of Sydney South East Asia Field School, EFEO, Siem Reap, June 2013 & July 2014.
Lloyd, G. 2013. Paper presented at the Sharing Cultures 3rd International Conference on Intangible Heritage. Aveiro, Portugal. July 2013.
Lloyd, G. 2013. Presented at 1st SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology. Chonburi, Thailand. May 2013.
Lloyd,G. 2012. Paper Presented at 3rd Annual International Conference on Special Topics in Khmer Studies: the History of Religions June 2012. Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Lloyd, G. June 2010/2011. Guest Lecture presented for CIEE Study Abroad Summer Cambodian Studies. Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Lloyd, G. 2009. Paper presented for Angkor Research Programme Talks, University of Sydney, Sydney, 5 August 2009.
Lloyd, G. 2009. Guest Lecture presented for World Learning- SIT Study Abroad: Viet Nam Ecology and Sustainability in the Mekong Delta, Robert Christie Research Centre, Siem Reap, 26 March 2009.
Lloyd, G. 2009. Paper presented at Heritage in Asia: Converging Forces Conflicting Values Conference, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 8-10 January 2009.
Lloyd, G. 2008. Paper presented at Safeguarding of Cambodia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Seminar, Robert Christie Research Centre, Siem Reap, 30 November 2008.
Lloyd, G. 2007. Paper presented at the Cambodian Research Seminar Series, University of Sydney, August 2007.
Lloyd, G. 2007. Guest lecture presented at the Centre for Khmer Studies Summer Programme, July 2007.
Lloyd, G. 2006. Paper presented at the Connect 2006 SUPRA Postgraduate Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, September 2006.
Lloyd, G. 2006. Paper presented at the Angkor: Landscape, City and Temple Conference University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 17-22, 2006
Lloyd, G. 2005. Paper presented at the Khmer Studies Symposium, Sydney, Australia, July 18-19, 2005