Erika Techera

Professor Erika Techera

Erika Techera is a Professor of Law in the UWA Law School and Director of the UWA Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia. Before taking up the role of Director, Erika was Dean of the UWA Law School. Erika’s area of research interest is international and comparative environmental law with a particular emphasis on marine environmental governance and cultural heritage law and policy. Her research explores international law for the conservation and management of sharks and other species, Pacific and Indian Ocean marine environmental law, as well as legal frameworks to support marine protected areas and marine spatial planning in developed and developing countries. Her most recent projects are multi-disciplinary: the intersection of transnational crime and illegal fishing; decommissioning offshore infrastructure and conversion to artificial reefs.

Prior to joining UWA Erika was Director of the Centre for International Environmental Law and Co-Director for the Centre for Climate Futures at Macquarie University, and practised as a barrister in Sydney for over 7 years. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and in 2016 she was awarded the Australian Lawyers’ Weekly Academic of the Year.

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