Professor Colin Reid works as a Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Dundee. He has extensive experience in undertaking research in areas of Public Law and Environmental Law, and has conducted research on biodiversity conservation, the implementation of EC environmental law within the devolved structures of the United Kingdom and on the legal issues arising from the dynamic nature of coastlines. He is also a founding Convener of the Environmental Law Section of the Society of Legal Scholars, a member of the editorial boards of Scottish Planning and Environmental Law, the Journal of Environmental Law and Environmental Law and Management and contributes to the work of the UK Environmental Law Association, in particular its Scottish and Nature Conservation Working Groups and Brexit Task-Force.
Professor Reid is the Principal Investigator of this project.
Dr Jonathan Mendel works as a lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Dundee. His research has engaged with questions around data, evidence and policy. Much of his recent work has focused on questions around data access and usage, and Dr Mendel has used Freedom of Information requests in order to research policy trials, clinical trials, and conflicts of interest in the NHS. Dr Mendel has also worked with the Scottish Institute for Policing Research on broader issues around evidence and policy and with the Data Wars project on questions of data rights and control.
Dr Mendel is the Co-Investigator of this project.
Dr Sean Whittaker is a research assistant at the University of Dundee. He has successfully defended his doctoral thesis at University College Cork, which was funded by the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. The thesis examined how the right of access to environmental information is guaranteed in England and Wales, the United States and China and the application of legal transplant theory. He has visited China University of Political Science and Law and Vermont Law School as a visiting Scholar, and has published his work in Transnational Environmental Law, the IUCN Academy of Law eJournal and Environmental Law Review.
Dr Whittaker is the Research Assistant of this project.