Dr Alex Wawryk received First Class degrees in Economics and Law, and a PhD in Law, from the University of Adelaide. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Adelaide Law School in Contract Law, Mining and Energy Law, and International Energy Law. She also taught Environmental Law for a number of years.
Alex conducts research into various aspects of energy and natural resources law, including renewable energy law, petroleum regulation and environmental law. Alex's research into renewable energy and the law has focused on overcoming legal barriers to the development of renewable energy. She has examined general instruments to encourage renewable energy in electricity generation in Australia, and conducted critical analyses of the States' planning systems in relation to wind energy, including offshore and onshore wind energy. As a member of the IUCN's Specialist Group on renewable energy law, she has assisted the United Nations Environment Program to draft a Handbook for Legislators in relation to wind and solar energy. Alex's research interests in the field of petroleum law are focused on environmental protection and regulation, and civil liability for offshore oil pollution. Alex has published articles in a range of journals, including Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, the Oxford Journal of Environmental Law, the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, the Australia and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal, the University of New South Wales Law Journal, the Melbourne University Law Review, the Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, and the Environmental and Planning Law Journal.
Alex is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia. She is a member of the IUCN's Specialist Group on Energy Law, the Australian Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA), and the Institute for Mining, Energy and Resources at the University of Adelaide, and is a Fellow of the University’s Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre. She is currently on the Board of Management of the Environmental Defenders Office (SA).
OGEL 2 (2018) - Decommissioning Offshore Energy Installations