Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Nicola Wheen
About Professor Wheen's research
Nicola’s research examines how well law responds to environmental problems or issues.
Since joining Otago’s academic staff in 1989, she has examined how law addresses the international environmental problem of whaling and environmental problems in New Zealand involving rights to use freshwater, wildlife conservation and climate change, fishing-related mortalities of marine mammals, genetically modified organisms, conservation of Māori-owned indigenous forests, and regulating sex-work using planning law.
Nicola has particular expertise in collaborative research and has co-edited law and politics books on the Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty of Waitangi Settlements; contributed to multi-disciplinary research publications, research centres and themes at Otago that foster interaction between the social and physical sciences; sat on editorial boards (including for Otago University Press); and supervised more than 50 post-graduate and Honours research students.
Nicola’s research informs her teaching and has helped conservation organisations and political parties advocate for and promote improvements in New Zealand’s environmental law.
This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.
Streaming information for Professor Nicola Wheen’s IPL
This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Tuesday, 26 September 2023, at the following web address: