Professor Tina Hunter Talk on Arctic Oil Spills
Professor Tina Hunter, of the University of Aberdeen, will be visiting Dundee next week. All are welcome to attend her lecture: A truly interdisciplinary approach to addressing new horizons in Arctic oil spills: the example of the Russo-Norwegian Arctic.
THURSDAY 27 Sept 4:30 to 7:00 Carnegie LT
Professor Tina Hunter is the Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL) and the Professor in Petroleum Law at the University of Aberdeen. She teaches and researches in the area of petroleum law (offshore), Arctic resources law and shale gas law. She has received academic qualifications in marine sediments and geology, political science, applied science, and law, completing her PhD at the University of Bergen, Norway. She presently is an Honorary Professor at the University of Eastern Finland and Murdoch University. She has undertaken teaching and research in numerous countries including the UK, Australia, Norway, Canada, Iceland, Greece, Finland, Russia, the USA and the Philippines. Her expertise in regulating petroleum activities has been sought worldwide, undertaking activities such as analysing petroleum laws, drafting legislation and advising governments, industry groups and NGO’s worldwide. Professor Hunter is presently the leader of the UK-Russian Consortium of Researchers and Experts in North and Arctic Marine Ecosystems Oil Contamination, a multi-disciplinary research team of researchers from Tomsk, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk Universities, investigating seabed sediment contamination arising from oil spills and its implication for legal reform. She has published four books and over one hundred articles, book chapters and conference papers. Professor Hunter recently completed a book on shale gas and agriculture co-existence with Dr Madeline Taylor, which is due for publication in November 2018. She is currently completing a book on Russian petroleum, the first of its kind in English.