Dr Erika Techera is a Professor of Law at The University of Western Australia (UWA). She is an international and comparative environmental lawyer focusing on the Indo-Pacific region, and particularly small island states. Her research interests include oceans governance, marine environmental law, and issues at the interface of science and law. Her current projects focus on the Indian Ocean and marine environmental laws to support the blue economy, and in 2018, she undertook research on sabbatical at the Universities of Mauritius and Seychelles. She has over 100 publications and presentations in books, journals and at conferences around the world.
Erika is a member of the UWA Oceans Institute, and a Research Fellow at the Perth US Asia Centre. She is a former barrister, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, and in 2016 was recognised in the Lawyers’ Weekly Australian Law Awards as ‘Academic of the Year’.