Dr. Erika Techera
Professor of Law, University of Western Australia
Dr. Erika Techera is a Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia (UWA), and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)-World Commission Protected Areas and the World Commission on Environmental Law. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Western Australian Maritime Museum and the Advisory Board of the Wave Energy Research Centre, Albany, Australia. She was previously Director of the UWA Oceans Institute, and the Dean of the UWA Faculty of Law.
Dr. Techera is an international and comparative environmental lawyer with particular emphasis on marine environmental law and cultural heritage law in small island states. Her research explores Indo-Pacific marine governance issues including marine protected areas, fisheries, maritime heritage and marine pollution; as well as international law for the conservation and management of wild species. Erika is the author of more than 100 publications including books, chapters and journal articles, and regularly presents public lectures at academic conferences. 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 has practised as a Barrister in Sydney and worked as a company director.