Warwick Gullet

Professor Warwick Gullett

Dean of Law

Office: 67.239
Phone: 4221 4162

Warwick is a graduate of Monash University (LLB, 1995, BA (Hons), 1997) and the Australian National University (PhD, 2002). From 2001-2004 he was a Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania. 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 appointed Deputy Director of ANCORS in January 2012 and Dean of Law Faculty in November 2012.

His teaching in the LLB program has included Law of Torts, Law of the Sea and Marine Resources Law. He has coordinated and contributed to various ANCORS professional short courses and Masters units.

Warwick has held visiting appointments at:

  • The Centre for Marine Policy Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) (2012)
  • The Institute for International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University (Swansea, Wales) (2012)
  • The Institute for the Law of the Sea, National Taiwan Ocean University (Keelung, Taiwan) (2002)
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (Toronto, Canada) (1999) 

From 2008-2010 Warwick was Editor of the Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs. He is on the Editorial Committee of the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy and serves as Fisheries Editor for the Environmental and Planning Law Journal. He was nominated as an expert of international standing by the ARC College of Experts in 2008. 

He is the author of the book Fisheries Law in Australia published by LexisNexis Butterworths in 2008 (335pp) and editor, with Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince, of the multidisciplinary book Marine Resources Management, published by LexisNexis Butterworths in 2011 (359pp).

Research interests: 

Warwick’s research interests focus on legal protection of the marine environment, environmental regulation of shipping and Australian and international fisheries law. He has also published in the areas of environmental impact assessment and the precautionary principle. His work has been cited in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Southern Bluefin Tuna Cases (New Zealand v Japan; Australia v Japan) (1999) (Cases nos 3 and 4)), Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Dixon and Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Executive Director of Fisheries WA and Northern Territory of Australia [2000] AATA 442), NSW Land and Environment Court (Telstra Corporation Limited v Hornsby Shire Council [2006] NSWLEC 133; (2006) 146 LGERA 10; BGP Properties Pty Limited v Lake Macquarie City Council [2004] NSWLEC 399) and the South Australian Environment,Resources and Development Court (Cons Council of SA v Dac & Tuna Boat Owners Assoc (No 2) [1999] SAERDC 86).

Research Students: 

Current PhD Students

Name Thesis

Keely Boom 

Exposure to legal risk for climate change damage under the UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol and LOSC: A case study of Tuvalu v Australia

Toni Cannard 

Coastal management: Are legal instruments, processes and decisions taking into account the triple bottom line? 
Huey-Shian Elly Chung Environmental justice and marine protected areas: A study of developing models of establishing environmental justice‐based MPAs
Eric Kingma Analysis of measures to manage the principal tuna species under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
Pia Manoa An analysis of the contributions of tuna regional fisheries management organisations to the development of contemporary international law
Yubing Shi The regulatory framework for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping
Candice VisserThe intersection of legal regimes at the edge of the continental shelf


Completed PhD Students 

Joytishna Jit 2012Improving the law and policy framework for conserving Pacific sea turtles: Case studies of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Queensland) Australia and Fiji

Georgia Patu


Scope and evolution of ocean governance: Improving cross-sectoral management by the adoption of principles of international law

Quentin Hanich


Interest and influence: Conservation and management in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Wayne Kuo

2011The adequacy of the regulatory regime of marine protected areas in New South Wales for addressing threats to marine biodiversity


Completed  MPhil (Maritime Studies) students


Amy Emran 

2008The regulation of vessel-source pollution in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore




Last reviewed: 16 January, 2013