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Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Lincoln

Professor of Global Governance and Ecological Justice, Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln; Member of the Board of Management of the European Environmental Law Forum; Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Law and the Environment, University College Cork; Associate Editor Brill Research Perspectives on the Law of the Sea.

Elizabeth's research focuses on the processes by which individuals (be they States, companies or natural persons) come to view rules as binding. Most of Elizabeth's work concerns ocean issues and she is currently researching governance in the Arctic marine environment.

Elizabeth has also published on topics such as the relationship between law and science; compliance with and implementation of international environmental law; the international regulation of marine pollution from land-based activities; public participation; and regulatory approaches to environmental protection.

Elizabeth has provided advice to a number of national government bodies and international organisations.


  • 2019–present
    Research professor, University of Lincoln