Staff

Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis

Position: Lecturer and Masters Programs Coordinator 
Phone: +61 2 4221 4831
Email: rdavis@uow.edu.au
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233, Room 304
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia    

Biography:

Ruth Davis has been a lecturer with the University of Wollongong since 2003, having previously taught at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the University of Sydney.  Ruth has been affiliated with ANCORS since its early days as the Centre for Maritime Policy in the 1990s.  Having spent over 10 years teaching international and tort law in the Faculty’s LLB program, Ruth has now moved to ANCORS to coordinate and teach into their Masters programs.  

Ruth's primary research interests are in the fields of international environmental law, marine environmental law and polar law and governance. She is currently working on a PhD thesis concerning the protection of cetaceans under international law.  She is co-author of the Cambridge University Press text, International Law with Australian Perspectives, now into its second edition. 

Research interests:

International Law, Law of the Sea, Marine Environmental Law, Polar Law, Cetaceans 

Current research projects:

  1. An analysis of international law concerning cetaceans in light of modern principles of international environmental law (PhD thesis, ongoing)
  2. The management of conservation burden in fisheries governance, particularly for Small Island developing States. 
Selected Publications:

Rothwell, D., Kaye, S., Akhtarkhavari, A. & Davis, R. A. International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives; 2 ed.; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Davis, R. A. The durability of the 'Antarctic Model' and Southern Ocean governance. In Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change; Stephens, T. & VanderZwaag, D., Eds.; Edward Elgar: United Kingdom, 2014; pp 287-307.

Davis, R. A. & Hanich, Q. A. Small island states and the LOS convention 30 years on: have the benefits been realised?. In Ocean Yearbook 26: Celebrating 300 Years of Ocean Governance Under the United Nation Convention on the law of the Sea, 1982; Chircop, A., Coffen-Smout, S. & McConnell, M., Eds.; Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands, 2012; pp 49-85.

Davis, R. A. The whaling dispute in the South Pacific: An Australian perspective. Journal of East Asia and International Law 2011, 4, (2), 419-448.

Rothwell, D., Kaye, S., Akhtarkhavari, A. & Davis, R. A. International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 

G. Rose, Q. A. Hanich, R. Davis, B. M. Tsamenyi & A. Begum International Principles in Marine Conservation and Management; Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security:  Wollongong, Australia, 2009. 

Last reviewed: 16 February, 2015