Bio

nr-at-vuw-02-bnwI’m an experienced leader, manager, and researcher, and am admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

My principle qualifications are my PhD in public international law, plus degrees in Law and Environmental Science. I also have a Diploma in Photography, and certificates in management, project management and ‘train the trainer’.

My doctoral research combined environmental science, ethics, policy and international law. I explored issues arising in the possible scenario of en masse cross-border migration of peoples from low-lying countries that are particularly challenged by climate change. My primary concern is how the relocation enterprise can be arranged in a way that it enables continuing enjoyment of the right to self-determination, both de jure and de facto; and shifting the narrative away from migration-based ideas that are analogous to lifestyle and economic migration, but risk the loss of cultures and languages.