- Cameron Holley
BSc (Env)/LLB (1st Hons), Griffith University; Grad Dip in PLEAT, University of Queensland; Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching, University of New South Wales; PhD, The Australian National University
Cameron joined the Faculty of Law in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer. He is currently an Associate Professor and Co-Director of Postgraduate Studies, a member of the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre and the Global Water Institute, UNSW Australia, as well as the Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town and The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training. He is also a member of The Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law (APEEL).
Cameron publishes widely in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law and water law, with a focus on regulation and governance. Within these fields, he has examined issues of compliance and enforcement, resilience, planning, accountability, democratic participation, deliberative decision making, adaptive management and collaborative governance. In addition to his various articles, book chapters, and policy submissions, Cameron is the author of The New Environmental Governance (with Neil Gunningham and Clifford Shearing, Routledge, 2012) and editor of Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance (with Janice Gray and Rosemary Rayfuse, Earthscan, 2016).
An empirical researcher, Cameron has worked closely with Australian and international government and non-government organisations on a range of environmental and natural resource management research projects. His current research agenda is centred on water law and energy governance, including unconventional gas, renewable energy, water planning, conventional regulation and monitoring of groundwater use.
In 2014, Cameron was awarded the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Junior Scholarship Award for his contribution to environmental law scholarship.
He is an Editorial Board member on the Environmental and Planning Law Journal, and in 2016 was the guest editor of a Special Issue of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal (EPLJ Vol 33 Part 4), entitled Rethinking Water Law and Governance. He is the Deputy Convenor of the Human Research Ethics Advisory Panel B: Arts, Humanities and Law and a PLuS Alliance Fellow.
Areas of expertise
Environmental law, natural resources law, water law, energy governance, regulatory and governance theory, accountability, participatory democracy, adaptive management and collaborative governance.
National Environmental Law Association (NELA)
Guest Editor, Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Issue 2, 2014)
Editor (with Dr Erika Techera), Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law (2011)
Member, Climate Futures, Macquarie University (2011)
Member, Centre for Legal Governance, Macquarie University (2011)
Centre for International and Environmental Law representative to the Australian Committee for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (2011)
Christopher McElwain (PhD, Environmental Regulators)
Mark Hamilton (PhD, Restorative Justive and Environmental and Planning Law)
Patrick Martin (PhD, REDD+ and Legal Pluralism)
Gabriela Cuadrado-Quesada (PhD, completed 2017)
Andrew Burke (PhD, completed 2016)
Ekaterina Sofronova (PhD, completed 2016)
Maureen Papas (PhD, completed 2015)
Riyanti Djalante (PhD, completed, 2013)
- 2017-2019, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 'Integrated governance of water and coal seam gas', $291,914 (with Amanda Kennedy and Clifford Shearing)
- 2016, Embassy of France Scientific Mobilisation Program - 'Decentralised Groundwater Management:Comparative Lessons from France and Australia'
- 2014-2016, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award - 'Revitalising Collaborative Water Governance: Lessons from Water Planning in Australia', $356,291
- 2013-2016, Australian Research Council Linkage Grant - 'Compliance and enforcement in non-urban water extraction in NSW' - Partner Organisation, DPI Water, $236, 394 from ARC; $90,000 from DPI Water plus in-kind contributions (with Neil Gunningham; Partner Investigator, Susan Pucci)
- 2015 UNSW Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant (with Amelia Thorpe),
- 2013 UNSW Faculty Research Grant, Water Law and Regulation
- 2013 UNSW Workshop Support Scheme, Transjurisdictional Water Governance (with J Gray and R Rayfuse)
- 2011 Macquarie University New Staff Grant
- 2011 Concentration of Research Excellence funding in Legal Governance, Macquarie University
- Environmental Law (LAWS3361)
- Environmental Law in Australia (LAWS8068)
- Natural Resources Law (LAWS8069)
- Administrative Law (LAWS1160)
- Legal Concepts, Research and Writing for Environmental Law (LAWS8167)