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Professor Tina Soliman Hunter is a Professor of Energy and Resources Law at Macquarie University, and the Director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resrouces Innovation and Transformation (CENRIT) at Macquarie University. She was also the former Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL).

She teaches and researches in the area of petroleum law (offshore), Arctic resources law, enrgy law, and fluvial sediments in Siberia. She has received academic qualifications in marine sediments and geology, political science, applied science, and law, completing her PhD at the University of Bergen in Norway. Much of her research is multidisciplinary in nature, and includes working with engineers, geologists and political scientists.

At present Professor Soliman Hunter also is a Visiting Professor of Eath Sciences at the Biological Research Institute, Tomsk State University, Russian Federation. In addition, she is an Honorary Professor at the University of Eastern Finland and a Visiting Professor at the University of East London.

Tina has undertaken teaching and research in numerous countries including the UK, Australia, Norway, Canada, Iceland, Greece, Finland, Russia, the USA, and the Philippines. Her expertise has been sought worldwide, undertaking activities such as analysing laws, drafting legislation and advising governments, industry groups and NGO's worldwide.

Tina's current research interests include: mitigating the environmental impacts of resource extraction, the role of science in the regulation of resource extraction activities, offshore wind licensing and regulation, shale gas extraction in Australia, energy security, Arctic petroleum law, regulation, and environment, multidisciplinary approaches to resource regulation, State control in hydrocarbon extraction, the new hydrogen economy, and Indigenous and religious concepts in natural resources law.

Professor Soliman Hunter reserach centres on legal and scientific issues in the Russian Arctic and Siberia.  She is presently the leader of the multidisciplinary UK-Russia-Australia Consortium of Researchers and Experts in Northern Aquatic and Marine Ecosystems (CRENAME), a team of researchers from Tomsk, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Macquarie and Aberdeen Universities investigating seabed sediment contamination arising from oil spills and microplastics, its implication for legal reform and the development of specialised tools for cleaning such contamination. She also reseraches in the russian Fuel and Enery Complex (FEC) and its implications for Russian energy security, with colleagues from Gubkin State Oil and Gas University. However, in support of and respect for Ukraine during the ongoing Russian invasion and war, all Russian research is currently suspended.

Tina holds a number of external postions, including member of the Educational Board of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN), a Board member of the Aberdeen chapter of the Society of Petroloeum Engineers (SPE), and a member of the South Australian Roundtable for Oil and Gas Projects.

To date, Professor Soliman Hunter has published over one hundred and twenty articles, books, and book chapters, as well as numerous government submissions, and is an editor of The Routledge Handbook of Energy Law (2020). She is currently working on several books, covering diverse topics including Russian Petroleum Law, The role of the State in the North Sea, and the Encyclopedia of Oil and Gas Law.

Education/Academic qualification

LAW, PHD, Legal Regulatory Framework for the Sustainable Extraction of Australian Offshore Petroleum Resources. A Critical Functional Analysis, University of Bergen

1 Aug 20061 Mar 2010

Award Date: 15 Sept 2010

Law, JD (Hons), Bond University

10 May 200316 Dec 2005

Award Date: 12 Feb 2006

Information Science and Research , M App Sc (Dist), Charles Sturt University

1 Feb 19991 Dec 2000

Award Date: 1 Dec 2000

Library Science, G Dip A, Charles Sturt University

1 Feb 19921 Dec 1993

Award Date: 1 Dec 1993

Geology and Earth Sciences, BA (Hons), LAte Quaternary Evolution of Two NSW South Coast Estuaries, University of Sydney

1 Jan 19861 Dec 1989

Award Date: 13 Dec 1989

External positions

Roundtable for Oil and Gas Projects., Government of South Australia, Department of Energy and Mining

1 Feb 2021 → …

Editorial Board, Journal of World Energy Law and Business

15 Feb 2020 → …

Board Member, Interdisciplinary Research Centre, (IRCE), European University Cyprus

1 Jun 2019 → …

Professor of Earth Sciences, Biological Research institute, Tomsk State University

1 Aug 2018 → …

Expert Reviewer, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

1 Jul 2018 → …

Member, European Bank for Reconstruction Mining Strategy Consultative Committee

15 Jun 2018 → …

Member, The International Expert Council on Cooperation in the Arctic

1 Jan 2018 → …

Docent, University of Eastern Finland

1 Jun 2017 → …

Board Member (Education Board), Association of International Energy Negotiators

1 Sept 2016 → …

Committee Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE Aberdeen

1 Sept 2016 → …

Honorary Professor, Murdoch University

1 Jan 2016 → …

Member, European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction

1 Jan 20151 Feb 2019

Editor, Oil, Gas and Energy Law Journal

1 Feb 2013 → …

Associate Editor, Ecological Review of Russia

1 Jan 2012 → …


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