Catherine is a Lecturer in Law (Education and Research) with research interests in environmental law, planning law, and energy law. Her most recent research focused on an assessment of the planning processes for offshore renewable energy construction in the UK. This research incorporated 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.
Catherine is interested in environmental law, planning law, and energy law. Her most recent research focused on an assessment of the planning processes for offshore renewable energy construction in the UK. This research incorporated both empirical and doctrinal data collection.
Catherine’s main research interests are environmental and planning law. Within this field, Catherine’s recent research consisted of collecting empirical data 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, Catherine has recently joined an interdisciplinary research team between the University of Exeter and the Chinese University of Hong Kong which focuses on the extent to which changing dietary habits in China and the UK impacts on food security and climate change in the two countries.
C. A. Caine. “The Race to the Water for Offshore Renewable Energy: Assessing Cumulative and In-combination Impacts for Offshore Renewable Energy Developments” (2020) Journal of Environmental Law.
C. A. Caine. “The place of the Rochdale envelope approach in offshore renewable energy,” Environmental Law Review 20, no. 2 (2018): 74-88. DOI.
C. A. Caine. “‘Dieselgate’ and Consumer Law: Repercussions of the Volkswagen scandal in the United Kingdom,” Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 6, no. 2 (2017): 85-87.
C. A. Caine. “Windfarms and whimbrel: an interpretation of the wild birds directive,” Environmental Law Review 17, no. 3 (2015): 207-213. DOI.
T. Ginige, F. Ball, J. Butters, C. A. Caine, S. Julius, and D. Pearce. “Harnessing marine renewable energy from Poole Harbour: a case study,” International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry 6, no. 1/2/3 (2013): 1-1. DOI.
T. Ginige, F. Ball, A. Thornton, and C. A. Caine. “Nuclear power: ecologically sustainable or energy hot potato? a case study,” International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry 5, no. 3/4 (2012): 181-181. DOI.
Select Conference Appearances
“The Place of the Rochdale Envelope Approach in Offshore Renewable Energy,” 2018 SLS Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London, UK, 4-7 September 2018.