Holley, Cameron

Cameron HolleySenior Research Fellow (DECRA) at UNSW Law, Australia, and is a research affiliate of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training.

Cameron’s research is in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law and water law, with a focus on regulation and governance. Within these fields, he has examined issues of accountability, democratic participation, deliberative decision making, adaptive management and collaborative governance.

In addition to his various articles, book chapters, and policy submissions, Cameron is the author of The New Environmental Governance (with Neil Gunningham and Clifford Shearing, Earthscan, Abingdon, 2011).

An empirical researcher, Cameron has worked closely with Australian and international government and non-government organisations on a range of environmental and natural resource management research projects. His current research agenda is centered around two research projects:

1. 2014-2016, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award – ‘Revitalising Collaborative Water Governance: Lessons from Water Planning in Australia’ ($356,291.00)

2. 2013-2016 (with N. Gunningham) Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant – ‘Compliance and enforcement in non-urban water extraction in NSW’ – Partner Organisation, NSW Office of Water; Partner Investigator, S Pucci ($236, 394 from ARC; $90,000 from NSW Office of Water plus in-kind contributions)

Prior to joining UNSW, Cameron was a postdoctoral research associate at the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University and a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Legal Governance and the Centre for International and Environmental Law at Macquarie University. He has also practiced as a solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth in their Planning, Environment and Local Government section and their Energy and Resources section. Cameron is also a former editor of the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law.

Areas of expertise: Environmental law, natural resources law, water law, regulatory and governance theory, accountability, participatory democracy, adaptive management and collaborative governance.