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I am an associate professor in the Law School at the University of Western Australia, and executive director of EcoCarbon (a UNFCCC-accredited NGO). I am also a consultant with global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

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.' I am also the lead author of the books 'Aviation Law and Drones: Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation' and 'International Air Carrier Liability: Safety and Security.'

In terms of climate change, I led an international project team which drafted the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement (which have been implemented around the world). 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