Researcher

Professor Cameron Holley

My Expertise

Environmental law, natural resources law, water law, energy law, regulatory and governance theory, accountability, participatory democracy, adaptive management and collaborative governance

Fields of Research (FoR)

Environmental law, Law and society and socio-legal research, Environmental crime

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Biography

Brief overview

Cameron is Professor and Head of School for the School of Law, Society and Criminology at UNSW Law & Justice. He is the current co-chair of the International Network of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Academic Committee, a member of the Taskforce on Earth System Law, a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Water Institute and a former Director of the Connected Waters Initiative, UNSW Sydney. He...view more

Brief overview

Cameron is Professor and Head of School for the School of Law, Society and Criminology at UNSW Law & Justice. He is the current co-chair of the International Network of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Academic Committee, a member of the Taskforce on Earth System Law, a member of the Steering Committee for the Global Water Institute and a former Director of the Connected Waters Initiative, UNSW Sydney. He is a member of the Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town and The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training. He was also a member of The Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law (APEEL).
Cameron publishes widely in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, energy law and water law, with a focus on regulation and governance. Within these fields, he has examined issues of compliance and enforcement, environmental security, resilience, adaptive management and collaborative governance. In addition to his various articles, book chapters, and policy submissions, Cameron's forthcoming book is entitled Intelligent Water Regulation: markets, compliance and technology (Earthscan, 2021). He is the author of The New Environmental Governance (with Neil Gunningham and Clifford Shearing, Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of Sustainable Groundwater Management (Springer 2020), Criminology and Climate (2021, Routledge), Reforming Water Law and Governance (Springer, 2018), Criminology and the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2017) and Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance (Earthscan, 2016).
An empirical researcher, Cameron has worked closely with Australian and international government and non-government organisations on a range of environmental and natural resource management research projects. His current research agenda is centred on water law and energy governance, including unconventional gas, renewable energy, the energy-water-food climate nexus and compliance and enforcement. 
Cameron was awarded an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Scholarship Award for his contribution to environmental law scholarship (2014) and he has been a French Embassy Scientific Mobilisation Laurette on water management (2016). 
He is an Editorial Board member on PLOS Water and the Environmental and Planning Law Journal, and an Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law. He has been a guest editor of special issues in the Environmental and Planning Law Journal on Rethinking Water Law and Governance and Governing Energy Transitions: Unconventional Gas, Renewables and their Environmental Nexus (2019), the American Bar Associations journal, Jurimetics: Journal of Law, Science and Technology on Rethinking Law in a Nexus Future: Governing Energy, Water, Food and Climate Change Challenges (2018/2019). He has been a guest editor of the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy (2014) and co-editor of the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law (2011). 
He is a PluS Alliance Fellow, former UNSW Law International Student Support Advisor and was previously the Co-Director of Postgraduate Studies at UNSW Law & Justice and Deputy Convenor of the Human Research Ethics Advisory Panel B: Arts, Humanities and Law.

Areas of expertise

Environmental law, natural resources law, water law, food-energy-water nexus, energy governance, energy security, water security, compliance and enforcement, regulatory and governance theory, and collaborative governance.

Memberships

  • Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) Energy Business and Technical Services Panel 
  • Commonwealth Environmental Water Services Panel
  • International Network of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Academic Committee
  • PLuS Alliance Fellow, Sustainability
  • Taskforce Earth System Law 
  • National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
  • Global Water Institute
  • Connected Waters Initiative
  • Global Risk Governance Programme
  • The Australian Water Association Professional Development and Training Panel (2016-2017)
  • Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law (2015-2018)
  • Climate Futures and Centre for Legal Governance, Macquarie University (2011) Centre for International and Environment Law, Macquarie University (2011)

Research supervision

  • Chris Kelly (PhD, Blended Finance and Low Carbon Shipping)
  • Kristyn Glanville (PhD, Water Crime) 
  • Rena Hasimi (PhD Public Trust Doctrine)
  • Carley Bartlett (Phd, PFAS Science and Law) 
  • Alice Bleby (PhD, Nature Rights)
  • Caterina Guidi (PhD, Climate Change and Forestry) 
  • Rachel Ravagnani (PhD, Energy-Water-Food-Climate Nexus)
  • Christopher McElwain (PhD, Regulating Food Waste)
  • Patrick Martin (PhD, Completed 2020)
  • Mark Hamilton (PhD, completed 2019)
  • Gabriela Cuadrado-Quesada (PhD, completed 2017)
  • Andrew Burke (PhD, completed 2016)
  • Ekaterina Sofronova (PhD, completed 2016)
  • Maureen Papas (PhD, completed 2015)
  • Riyanti Djalante (PhD, completed, 2013)

Courses taught 

  • Aspects of Environmental Policy and Law (LAWS9801)
  • Environmental Law (LAWS3361)
  • Law and Policy for Sustainable Development (LAWS8068)
  • Food Law (LAWS3216)
  • Natural Resources Law (LAWS8069)
  • Administrative Law (LAWS1160)
  • Legal Concepts, Research and Writing for Environmental Law (LAWS8167)

My Grants

 

  • 2021-2022, Australian Public Service Commission, 'Regulatory Foundations Training' (with Darren Sinclair, Juan Castilla Rho and Brendan McCaffrie)
  • 2019-2021, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 'Non-urban water governance: rethinking compliance and enforcement', $338,000 (with Darren Sinclair, Juan Castilla-Rho, Jean-Daniel Rinaudo and Rhett Larson)
  • 2017-2019, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 'Integrated governance of water and coal seam gas', $291,914 (with Amanda Kennedy and Clifford Shearing)
  • 2016, Embassy of France Scientific Mobilisation Program - 'Decentralised Groundwater Management: Comparative Lessons from France and Australia'
  • 2014-2016, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award  - 'Revitalising Collaborative Water Governance: Lessons from Water Planning in Australia', $356,291
  • 2013-2016, Australian Research Council Linkage Grant - 'Compliance and enforcement in non-urban water extraction in NSW' - Partner Organisation, DPI Water, $236, 394 from ARC; $90,000 from DPI Water plus in-kind contributions (with Neil Gunningham; Partner Investigator, Susan Pucci)
  • 2015 UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant (with Amelia Thorpe),
  • 2013 UNSW Faculty Research Grant, Water Law and Regulation
  • 2013 UNSW Workshop Support Scheme, Transjurisdictional Water Governance (with J Gray and R Rayfuse)
  • 2011 Macquarie University New Staff Grant
  • 2011 Concentration of Research Excellence funding in Legal Governance, Macquarie University

 


My Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Environment), Griffith University
  • LLB (1st Hons), Griffith University
  • Graduate Diploma Practical Legal Education and Training, University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching, UNSW
  • PhD, ANU
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Location

Room 336
The Law Building
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

Contact

+61 2 9065 1862
+61 2 9385 1175