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Dr Josh Martin

Lecturer in Law


01326 255 472

Stella Turk Building G2:07

Josh Martin was appointed a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter in 2018, having also been a teacher 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 has a specific interest in archaeology and the law, with a particular focus on the management and protection of shipwrecks, submerged landscapes and all forms of underwater cultural heritage. 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 presently preparing a series of several research papers in the field of underwater cultural heritage law and in global ocean governance.

Josh is a member of the Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee, a leading UNESCO-Accredited NGO focused on advising on matters relating to underwater cultural heritage law and policy.  He is also a member of the Exeter Centre for International Law and Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter (SCuLE) research groups, the #ExeterMarine and Heritage at Exeter research networks, and an Associate member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute


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:

  • Underwater Cultural Heritage Law and Policy
  • Ocean Law and Governance
  • Archaeology and the Law
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Governance
  • Cultural Heritage Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Transnational Dispute Resolution
  • Transnational Law
  • Global Commons Management
  • Global Governance
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility



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