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Professor Warwick Gullett

Warwick Gullet

Position: Professor
Qualifications: LLB Monash, BA (Hons)Monash, PhD ANU

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Office: 67.223
Phone: +612 4221 4162


Warwick Gullett was a Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania from 2001-2004. He joined the University of Wollongong in 2004. He served as Associate Dean (Research) and Head of Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Law from 2009-2011. He was Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) in 2012 prior to being appointed Dean of Law on 1 November 2012 until 31 December 2016. His research interests focus on legal protection of the marine environment and the international law of the sea. He is the author of Fisheries Law in Australia (335pp, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2008) and co-editor of Marine Pollution Contingency Planning: State Practice in Asia-Pacific States (233pp, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016), Asia-Pacific and the Implementation of the Law of the Sea: Regional Legislative and Policy Approaches to the Law of the Sea Convention (230pp, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016) and Marine Resources Management (359pp, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011). Professor Gullett is Current Legal Developments editor for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy. He was formerly on the editorial committee of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal and the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy and editor of the Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs (2007-2010).

Professor Gullett has written extensively on laws regarding the marine environment, in particular focusing on fisheries law, marine protected areas, marine resource management and jurisdictional issues. His work has been cited by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, NSW Land and Environment Court and the South Australian Environment Resources and Development Court. He has supervised 9 PhD students to completion.

Research Interests

Warwick's research interests focus on legal protection of the marine environment, law of the sea and marine policy. He has also published on environmental impact assessment and the precautionary principle. 

Selected Publications

  • ‘International Regulation on Low-carbon Shipping for Climate Change Mitigation: Development, Challenges and Prospects’, (2018) Ocean Development and International Law (with Yubing Shi) (in press)
  • ‘The South China Sea Arbitration’s Contribution to the Concept of Juridical Islands’, (2018) 6 Questions of International Law 47, 5-38.
  • Marine Pollution Contingency Planning: State Practice in Asia-Pacific States (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2017) (Anastasia Telesetsky, Warwick Gullett and Seokwoo Lee, eds).
  • ‘Can the Contiguous Zone be Used for Environmental Protection Purposes?’ in Keyuan Zou (ed), Sustainable Development and the Law of the Sea (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2017) 39-57.
  • ‘Quantitative Analysis for Maritime Delimitation: Reassessing the Bay of Bengal Delimitation between Bangladesh and Myanmar’, (2017) 78 Marine Policy 45-54 (with Wenxian Qiu).
  • Asia-Pacific and the Implementation of the Law of the Sea: Regional Legislative and Policy Approaches to the Law of the Sea Convention (Brill/Nijhoff, 2016) (Seokwoo Lee and Warwick Gullett, eds).
  • ‘Reconciliation in the Timor Sea: Progress by Australia and Timor Leste Towards Amicable Development of Offshore Resources’, (2016) 4 Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law 99-112.
  • ‘Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems’ in Peter Williams (ed), The Environmental Law Handbook: Planning and Land Use in NSW (Thomson Reuters, 6th ed, 2016) 887-928.
  • ‘Cooperative Maritime Surveillance and Enforcement’, in Robin Warner and Stuart Kaye (eds), Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement (Routledge, 2015) 378-393 (with Yubing Shi).
  • ‘Fisheries’, in David Lindenmayer, Stephen Dovers and Steve Morton (eds), Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia’s Future Environment (CSIRO Publishing 2014) 139-146 (with Quentin Hanich, David Leadbitter, Alistair McIlgorm and Glenn Sant).
  • ‘Legislative Implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention in Australia’ (2013) 32 University of Tasmania Law Review 184-207.
  • ‘Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in Marine Areas’, in Robin Warner and Simon Marsden (eds), Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives (Ashgate 2012) 269-296.
  • ‘Legislative Development of the Precautionary Principle: The EPBC Amendment (Declared Commercial Fishing Activities) Act 2012 and Forthcoming Changes to the Fisheries Management Act 1991’ (2012) 28(1) Australian Environment Review 405-410.
  • ‘Incorporating Fisheries Interests in National Oceans Policy Making’ (2012) 40 Coastal Management 222-233.
  • Marine Resources Management (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011) (with Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince eds) 359pp.
  • ‘Australia’s Marine Jurisdictions under International and Domestic Law’ in Warwick Gullett, Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince (eds), Marine Resources Management (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011) 25-40 (with Gregory Rose).

HDR & Honours Supervision

  • Law of the Sea; International Fisheries Law; Australian fisheries law and marine planning 
  • Competitive research funding:
  • Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship, AusAid, Fisheries Law and Management Training Workshop (Caribbean) $297k

Research Students

  • Dazhen (Daisy) ZHANG: Strengthening the Regulatory Framework for Marine Environmental Protection of Chinese Islands
  • Anna GRAGE: The Law As Protection For The Maritime Environment: Considering Cumulative And Synergistic Impacts Within The Australian Legal Framework
  • Candice VISSER: The Intersection of Legal Regimes at the Edge of the Continental Shelf
  • Toni CANNARD: Coastal management: Are legal instruments, processes and decisions taking into account the triple bottom line?
  • Sarah WRIGHT: Ensuring the continued effectiveness of the pollution regulatory system in NSW: "third wave" pollution regulation


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Last reviewed: 25 June, 2018