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.
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.