Academic

2011-2013        University of Cambridge: PhD (Land Economy)

  • ESRC funded. “Interpreting Environmental Offences: The Need for Certainty”. Passed without correction.

2010-2011        University of Dundee: LLM by research

  • LLM thesis on the effect of the contaminated land regime on understandings of ownership of land.

2005-2009       Brasenose College, Oxford University: First Class degree Jurisprudence (Law with French Law).

2007-2008       Université Paris II- Assas: Certificat en Droit Français

Current Employment

University Lecturer in Environmental and Property Law, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Design Legal Research Skills course 

  • Lecture Land Law 

  • Lecture Landlord and Tenant Law

  • Supervisor Land Law, Department of Land Economy

  • Examiner Land Law

  • Examiner Landlord and Tenant Law (Land Economy) and Assessor Landlord and Tenant Law (Law Faculty)

  • Examiner Undergraduate Dissertations

  • Contributor to the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership – Constitutional Law, Environmental Law and Land Law.

Graduate Teaching and Examining

  • Lecture and design National and Comparative Environmental Law Course (MPhil)

  • Lecture Legal Issues in Land Use and Finance (MPhil)

  • Supervisor MPhil dissertations

  • Examiner for MPhil Legal Issues in Land Use and Finance

  • Examiner for National and Comparative Environmental Law

  • Examiner of MPhil dissertations

  • PhD Supervisor (two current students)

  • PhD Examiner for first year reports, seventh term assessments and final exam (internal and external)

Fellow Fitzwilliam College Cambridge and Director of Studies in Land Economy.

  • Interviewer for Land Economy students for Clare College (2010 onwards), Fitzwilliam College (2013 onwards) and Newnham College (2014), Murray Edwards College (2015 onwards)

  • Dean (currently on leave)

  • Fellow Environment Officer, Chair of the Environment Committee (currently on leave)

Conference Organisation and Successful Grant Applications

  • Lead Organiser Symposium—Environmental Adjudication (June 2019)

  • Lead Organiser Conference—Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law Workshop (January 2017)

  • Lead Organiser Conference—Post-Paris 2016 Energy and Climate Change conference (January 2016)

  • Organiser and founder of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law Conference and PhD Day (December 2015, December 2014)

  • Organiser and founder of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance Seminar Series

  • Successful grant application for Paris Sciences et Lettres grant for collaborative programme with College de France and the University of Heidelberg concerning the resilience of legal terminology in the face of environmental consciousness.

Policy and Consultancy Work

  • Academic Consultant Law Commission 12thProgramme of Reform, Land Registration. Extensively cited in the Law Commission Consultation Report.

  • Chair of the panel on real estate markets and sustainability, UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management and its Ministerial Segment, Nov 2017.

  • Contributor to NHBC Service Charges Project (M Jones and G Burgess).

Editorial Boards

  • Book Review Editor, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer.

  • Case Notes Editor, Environmental Law Review

  • Planning Law Editor, Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law

  • Formerly Country Updates Editor, IUCN Environmental Law Journal

Affiliations and administrative responsibility

  • Co-Director Cambridge Centre for Property Law

  • Fellow and Deputy Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy, and Natural Resource Governance (currently on leave)

  • Deputy Director of the Graduate Programme and Admissions Coordinator, Department of Land Economy

  • Land Economy Tripos Review Committee responsible for extensive re-design of the Tripos programme

  • Academic Member Property Bar Association

  • Academic Member Property Litigation Association

  • Visiting Fellow, University of Siena

  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars

  • Member of the UK Environmental Law Association

  • Member of the Estate Committee, Fitzwilliam College