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Sean Whittaker has been appointed as a research assistant within the School of Social Sciences. A graduate of the University of Dundee's LLB in Scots Law and LLM in Environmental Law programmes, Sean was conferred with his PhD in Law at University College Cork and has published his work in Transnational Environmental Law. The title of Sean’s thesis is: Legal Transplants and Regimes Governing Access to Environmental Information in England and Wales, the United States and China

Sean is working with Professor Colin Reid and Dr Jonathan Mendel in an Economic and Social Research Council funded project to evaluate the impact of the access to environmental information regime in Scotland through examining its use in practice. Titled "Uncovering the Environment: The Use of Public Access to Environmental Information", the project seeks to analyse how successfully how the right has met its intended aims and is being conducted in collaboration with the Scottish Information Commissioner, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish National Heritage. More information about the project can be found at https://sites.dundee.ac.uk/envinfo/.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, University College Cork

20132017

Master of Laws, University of Dundee

20122013

Bachelor of Laws, University of Dundee

20082012

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Research Output 2013 2019

environmental law
European Union
governance
legislation
environmental legislation

Charging for Environmental Information: Does Practice Match Theory?

Whittaker, S., Reid, C. & Mendel, J., 2018, In : Environmental Law and Management. 30, 4, p. 91-94 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

jurisdiction
guarantee
China
obligation
justice

Access to Environmental Information and the Problem of Defining Public Bodies

Whittaker, S., 2013, In : Environmental Law Review. 15, 3, p. 230-238

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental information
Authority
Water
Private companies

Prizes

Aidan Synnott Graduate Travel Bursary 2015

Sean Whittaker (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

travel
graduate
China
political science
Law

Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursary 2012-2013

Sean Whittaker (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2014-2017

Sean Whittaker (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

University College Cork, Law Faculty PhD Scholarship 2013-2016

Sean Whittaker (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Law

Activities 2014 2019

  • 7 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Uncovering the Environment: The Use of Public Access to Environmental Information

Colin Reid (Participant), Jonathan Mendel (Participant), Sean Whittaker (Participant)
13 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Uncovering the Environment: The Use of Public Access to Environmental Information

Sean Whittaker (Speaker)
25 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Uncovering the Environment: The Use of Public Access to Environmental Information

Sean Whittaker (Speaker)
30 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation