Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

I am a partner with aviation and aerospace law firm HodgkinsonJohnston. I am also an associate professor in the Law School at the University of Western Australia, and executive director of EcoCarbon (a UNFCCC-accredited NGO) Displacement.

My areas of research are aviation law and climate change.

In terms of aviation, I was formerly Director of Legal Services at IATA (the organisation of the world's airlines) in Montreal, and edited the book 'Essential Documents on International Air Carrier Liability.'

In terms of climate change, I led an international project team which drafted the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement. I am also the coauthor of the leading text on climate change law in Australia, 'Global Climate Change: Australian Law and Policy' (LexisNexis), and was the general editor of the looseleaf service, also published by LexisNexis, 'Climate Change Law and Policy in Australia.'


  • 2007–present
    Special Counsel, Clayton Utz
  • 2012–present
    Associate Professor, Law School, University of Western Australia
  • 2009–present
    Executive Director, EcoCarbon Inc


  • 1996 
    Murdoch University, MPhil
  • 1992 
    University of Western Australia, LLB
  • 1988 
    University of Western Australia, BA (H1)


  • 2008
    Global Climate Change: Australian Law and Policy, LexisNexis