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Josh Martin


Josh Martin was appointed a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter in 2018, having also worked as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at Exeter throughout his PhD. He has a varied experience and interest in a number of areas of research, including marine law and governance, environmental governance and policy, transnational law, cultural heritage law, transnational dispute management, and global governance. He also has a specific interest in underwater cultural heritage law and policy. He is currently developing further research outputs and is also open to engaging in related impact-driven and multi-disciplinary research collaborations across these areas.

Josh has previously undertaken a Doctoral Fellowship investigating trade-related disputes at the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration in Geneva and he is also a qualified Mediator and a Collaborative Lawyer. He has taught on a number of modules across the Law and Politics disciplines at Exeter and has also delivered workshops providing essay and dissertation mentoring. He is currently writing up his doctoral thesis, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which is titled ‘An Integrated Perspective on the International Law Governing the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage’.

Josh is also a member of the multidisciplinary Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter (SCuLE) research group and recently launched multidisciplinary #ExeterMarine research network.


Research Interests and Supervision

Josh is open to supervising research, as well as taking part in collaborative, multidisciplinary and impact-driven research, in the following areas:

  • Law of the Sea
  • Ocean Law and Governance
  • International Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Governance
  • Transnational Dispute Resolution
  • Transnational Law
  • Global Commons Management
  • Global Governance
  • Cultural Heritage Law and Management
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

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