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- Professor of Environmental Law
- Faculty of Laws
- School of Arts & Social Sciences
Jane's current research interests are the regulation of decision making concerning land use and development, EU environmental law, the environmental protection aspects of common ownership, ‘green’ legal theory, environmental justice and issues of environmental identity, environmental justice and education for sustainable development.
Jane’s research focuses on regulatory mechanisms, particularly environmental assessment and its use as a means to assess whether negative environmental impacts of policies are borne disproportionately by certain sectors of the population. This is coupled with research on European spatial planning and the concept of territorial cohesion (with Antonia Layard, Cardiff University).
Jane has built a practical element into this research on environmental justice by establishing (in association with Capacity Global) the LLM LARCS (Legal Action and Research for Communities and Sustainability) course which equips law students with the skills and knowledge to undertake legal research work in local communities.
Jane is a member of the Centre for Law and the Environment, Co-Chair of the Sustainable Cities Executive Board, a Public Engagement Beacon Mentor and a member of the Higher Education Academy's Advisory Board on Education for Sustainable Development.
Jane convenes and teaches a series of research methodology seminars for PhD students. Jane also organizes an annual fieldtrip for LLM and PhD students to the Centre for Alternative Technology (Wales) and an annual study retreat to Cumberland Lodge.
|1990||LLB||Bachelor of Laws||University of Warwick|
|PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University of Warwick|