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Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law


Professor Barry Barton


Barry Barton has been a member of the Faculty of Law since 1991. His field of research is energy, natural resources, and climate change law. He studied law and geography at the University of Auckland, practised law in Auckland, and went to Canada for postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. He went on to the Canadian Institute of Resou…

Faculty members

Dr Sam Campbell


I am an environmental law academic interested in the balancing of values in freshwater regulation at the domestic and international levels. My work features a particular focus on protected areas, World Heritage and environmental impact assessment. Prior to academia, I was a practicing solicitor at a leading international law firm in Australia.

I am avai…
Ms Jennifer Campion

Associate Dean Academic - Special Projects

My research interests are in property law, especially land law and intellectual property law, and extend to energy, climate and natural resources law. I am a former Board Member of Lawyers for Climate Action NZ Inc. I am also particularly interested in copyright and I am the University of Waikato Copyright Officer and the Waikato member of Universities…
Associate Professor Nathan Cooper

Associate Professor

Associate Professor & Convenor of International Engagement

I work at the interface of environmental law and human rights law, and in particular on questions around the compatibility of ‘rights claims’ with ecologically sustainable governance. I am interested in the way that formal law shapes norms and interacts with other norms, and in the role of ‘vern…
Professor Trevor Daya-Winterbottom

Associate Dean of Research

Associate Dean Research - Te Wānanga o Ngā Kete - Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences
Director - Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law - Te Putahi o te Ture Taiāo

Dr Trevor Daya-Winterbottom is a Professor of Law at Te Piringa Faculty of Law in the University of Waikato. He holds a BA (Hons) in Law from Liverpool John Moor…
Professor Alexander Gillespie


Professor Alexander Gillespie obtained his LLB and LLM degrees with Honours from The University of Auckland. He did his PhD at Nottingham and post-doctoral studies at Columbia University in New York City. His areas of scholarship pertain to international and comparative environmental law; the laws of war; civil liberties; and a number of pressing issues …
Associate Professor Robert Joseph

Director of Maori Indigenious Goverance Centre

Associate Professor Linda Te Aho

Associate Professor

Linda Te Aho is an Associate Professor in Te Piringa Faculty of Law and is the 2023 Judith Binney research fellow. Linda has long served as the Associate Dean Māori for the faculty, and more recently for the newly created Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences. An experienced governor, Linda continues to hold senior governance positions…
Professor Valmaine Toki


Professor Valmaine Toki is of Ngati Rehua, Ngatiwai, Ngapuhi descent. Valmaine holds a BA LLB (Hons) MBA, LLM and a PhD in law and has a current practicing certificate as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court. As a He Ture Pumau scholar Valmaine worked at Te Ohu Kaimoana where she completed her MBA. Valmaine joined Te Piringa after five years lectu…