Dr Catherine Caine
Catherine Caine is a Senior Lecturer in Law (Education and Research) with research interests in environmental law, planning law, and energy law. Her research specialises in the planning processes for offshore renewable energy construction in the UK. This research incorporates both empirical and doctrinal data collection.
Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Catherine has taught law at Newcastle University. Her teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level includes: Legal Foundations, Tort Law, the Law of the European Union, Environmental Law, Energy Law, Planning Law, and the Law of Environmental Impact Assessment.
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My main research interests are environmental and planning law. Within this field, I have conducted empirical data collection in order to analyse whether the European legal requirements of habitat protection have been integrated and coordinated into the planning and construction processes for offshore renewable energy. This research has sought to determine whether any changes are required in either law or policy to ensure that habitat protection is achieved. In addition to this, I am also interested in pedagogical methods, having recently researched the way in which student law reviews have been introduced in the UK and their pedagogical benefits.