SOAS University of London



Professor Philippe Cullet
Chair, Centre of Law, Environment and Development
Philippe Cullet
International and domestic law and policy concerning the environment, natural resources, water, sanitation, agriculture, sustainable development, climate change, health; social rights; intellectual property; India.

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  • Room: S338
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00
Dr Thoko Kaime
Member, Law, Environment & Development Centre
Thoko Kaime

Children’s rights, international human rights, climate change, ecosystems services analysis, sustainability analysis, risk analysis and mitigation, African governance issues

Professor Martin W Lau
Martin Lau
Laws of South Asia; comparative environmental law, Islamic law
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4935
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  • Room: S337
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 15.30–16.30
Dr Feja Lesniewska
Co-founder and Member
Feja Lesniewska

Climate change and energy law, sustainable development, ecosystems law and governance (forests, land, water), smart energy technologies, cryptocurrencies and transnational environmental law.

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  • Room: S225
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 15:30 - 16:30 (Term 2 Only)


Doctoral Researcher

Mrs Gayathri Naik
Gayathri Naik

Environmental Law, Water Law, Human Rights, Public International Law, Constitutional Law of India, Conflict of Law, Legal Theory, Gender Equality

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  • Room: S225
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 14:00 - 15:00
Mr Birsha Ohdedar
Birsha Ohdedar

Climate Change, Water, International Law, Human Rights

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  • Room: S225
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 16.00 - 17.00 (Term 2 only)

Graduate Students