I am a Professor of Law in the UWA Law School. I was formerly the Director of the UWA Oceans Institute and before that Dean of the Faculty of Law at UWA. Before becoming an academic I practised as a barrister in Sydney for over 7 years. I have also been a company director. I am a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and in 2016 was recognised in the Lawyers’ Weekly Australian Law Awards as Academic of the Year.  
PhD, Macquarie University, 2009
LLM, Macquarie University, 2007
Master of Environmental Law, Macquarie University, 2005
LLB (Hons), University of Technology, 1994
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My areas of research include multiple aspects of environmental law and heritage law. I am particularly interested in small island developing states (SIDS) and building research interest and legal capacity in those countries. Most of my research focuses on the Indo-Pacific region. Other areas of research include multi-disciplinarity and the science/technology interface with law/policy.
Personal Interests
Camping, hiking and exploring the great outdoors
Wildlife photography
Australian history and heritage