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Professor of Environmental Law, Aarhus University

I joined Aarhus University in 2021 as Professor of Environmental Law. Prior to this, I was at Newcastle Law School for 14 years where I was Director of Research and REF UoA Coordinator and member of the school's Executive Committee.

My research focuses on various aspects of environmental regulation and energy law. First, I have a general interest in all legal and regulatory matters relating to the environment and I am joint author of Environmental Law (9th ed.), a key text in the discipline. This interest includes the role of adjudication of environmental matters, on which I have published Environmental Adjudication jointly authored with Professor Emma Lees (EUI).

Second, I have a keen interest in the relationship between environmental issues and human rights and I have published extensively on this subject over the years. Third, I have an interest in the theoretical foundations of environmental law as well as the role played by the courts in shaping environmental law. Finally, I am interested in what and how environmental law scholars engage in scholarship and I have edited a recent collection of essays on environmental law scholarship in Perspectives on Environmental Law Scholarship.


  • –present
    Reader in Environmental Law, Newcastle University