Following an extensive international search, Winthrop Professor Erika Techera has been appointed as The University of Western Australia's Dean of Law.
Professor Techera has been acting as interim Dean of Law for the past 15 months, having overseen the successful introduction of the Law School's Juris Doctor (JD) program, developed new postgraduate programs, recruited high quality research active staff and enhanced research across a range of areas.
Before joining UWA in 2012, Professor Techera was Director of the Centre for International & Environmental Law at Macquarie University and also served as Co-Director of the Centre for Climate Futures. She also practiced as a barrister in New South Wales.
Professor Techera's area of research is international and comparative environmental law with a particular focus on marine environmental law and heritage law and policy.
Widely published, her most recent book is Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management which explores the global conservation and management of sharks.
David Stacey (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716