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Professor Clive Schofield

Clive Schofield

Professor Clive Schofield (pictured right) is Leader of the Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones challenge within UOW's Global Challenges Program. He is the Director of Research at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resource and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong. Professor Schofield is a former Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and also a former ARC QEII Fellow.  

Clive is a political geographer and international legal scholar whose research interests relate to international boundaries and particularly maritime boundary delimitation and marine jurisdictional issues. He previously served as Director of Research at the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU), University of Durham, UK. He holds a PhD (geography) from the University of Durham, UK and an LLM from the University of British Columbia, Canada. 

Clive has researched and published primarily on issues related to the delimitation of maritime boundaries, geo-technical issues in the law of the sea, maritime security and regarding maritime boundary disputes and their resolution. He is the author or co-author of over 250 scholarly publications including the book, The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2005) (with Professor J.R.V. Prescott). 

Clive serves as an International Hydrographic Office (IHO)-nominated Observer on the Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea (ABLOS). He has also been involved in the peaceful settlement of boundary and territory disputes, for example through the provision of technical advice and research support to governments engaged in boundary negotiations and in dispute settlement cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and has been appointed as a Peacebuilding Adviser on behalf of the United Nations and World Bank. Additionally he recently served as an independent expert witness in the international arbitration case between the Philippines and China.

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Last reviewed: 22 August, 2017

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