Professor Warwick Gullett

Warwick Gullet

Position: Professor and Dean of Law 
Phone number: +61 (02) 4221 3382
Office: Room 67.239D, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2500, Australia    


Warwick Gullett was a Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania from 2001-2004. 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 Deputy Director of ANCORS in 2012 prior to being appointed Dean of Law in November 2012. His research interests focus on legal protection of the marine environment and the international law of the sea. He is the author of Fisheries Law in Australia (335pp, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2008) and co-editor of Marine Resources Management (359pp, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011). Professor Gullett is on the Editorial Committee of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal and the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy and was Editor of the Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs for 2007-2010.

Professor Gullett has written extensively on laws regarding the marine environment, in particular focusing on fisheries law, marine protected areas, marine resource management and jurisdictional issues. His work has been cited by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, NSW Land and Environment Court and the South Australian Environment Resources and Development Court. He currently supervises 9 PhD students and has supervised 6 PhD students to completion (3 domestic students and one each from Brazil, China Fiji). 

Research interests:

Warwick's research interests focus on legal protection of the marine environment, law of the sea and marine policy. He has also published on environmental impact assessment and the precautionary principle. 

Current research projects:

Indigenous marine rights; Contiguous zone and State practice; Marine oil spill contingency planning 

Research students

Godfred Ameyaw ASIEDU: Emerging Conflicts and Complexities of Marine and Coastal Fisheries Governance in a New Oil Producing Country, Ghana: Management, Institutional Arrangements and Policy Making

Dazhen (Daisy) ZHANG: Strengthening the Regulatory Framework for Marine Environmental Protection of Chinese Islands

Anna GRAGE: The Law As Protection For The Maritime Environment: Considering Cumulative And Synergistic Impacts Within The Australian Legal Framework

Pio MANOA: An Analysis of the Contributions of Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations to the Development of Contemporary International Law

Candice VISSER: The Intersection of Legal Regimes at the Edge of the Continental Shelf

Eric KINGMA: The Principle of Compatibility: its application within the WCPFC and management of the world’s largest tuna fishery

Judith MARYCHURCH: The Impact of Harmonisation and Globalisation on the Structure of Corporate Law and Regulation in Federal Systems

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: Developing a Model of Environmental Justice-based MPAs

Sarah WRIGHT: Ensuring the continued effectiveness of the pollution regulatory system in NSW: "third wave" pollution regulation

Potential topics for HDR & Honours Supervision:

Law of the Sea; International Fisheries Law; Australian fisheries law and marine planning 

Competitive research funding:

Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship, AusAid, Fisheries Law and Management Training Workshop (Caribbean) $297k 

Professional membership:

Council of Australian Law Deans 

Selected Publications:

‘Fisheries’, in David Lindenmayer, Stephen Dovers and Steve Morton (eds), Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia’s Future Environment (CSIRO Publishing 2014) 139-146 (with Quentin Hanich, David Leadbitter, Alistair McIlgorm and Glenn Sant).

‘Legislative Implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention in Australia’ (2013) 32 University of Tasmania Law Review 184-207.

‘Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in Marine Areas’, in Robin Warner and Simon Marsden (eds), Transboundary Environmental Governance: Inland, Coastal and Marine Perspectives (Ashgate 2012) 269-296.

‘Legislative Development of the Precautionary Principle: The EPBC Amendment (Declared Commercial Fishing Activities) Act 2012 and Forthcoming Changes to the Fisheries Management Act 1991’ (2012) 28(1) Australian Environment Review 405-410.

‘Incorporating Fisheries Interests in National Oceans Policy Making’ (2012) 40 Coastal Management 222-233.

‘Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems’ in David Farrier and Paul Stein (eds), Environmental Law Handbook: Planning and Land Use in NSW (Law Book Company, 5th ed, 2011) 769-805. 

Marine Resources Management (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011) (with Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince eds) 359pp.

 ‘Girt by Sea: The Challenge of Managing Australia’s Marine Resources’ in Warwick Gullett, Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince (eds), Marine Resources Management (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011) 3-8 (with Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince).

‘Australia’s Marine Jurisdictions under International and Domestic Law’ in Warwick Gullett, Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince (eds), Marine Resources Management (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011) 25-40 (with Gregory Rose). 

‘Advancing Maritime Australia’ in Warwick Gullett, Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince (eds), Marine Resources Management (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2011) 339-344 (with Clive Schofield and Joanna Vince). 

Last reviewed: 16 February, 2015