Dr Nengye Liu is a Senior Lecturer at Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. He was educated in Wuhan University (China, LLB and LLM) and Ghent University (Belgium, Doctor of Law). Prior to moving to Adelaide, he had worked in China, Singapore, Germany, United Kingdom and NSW.
Dr Liu’s research centres on enhancing global governance regimes for better protection of the oceans, with particular focuses on the Polar Regions and the South China Sea. Dr Liu has published more than 50 articles in fields of the law of the sea and international environmental law. He has presented research results in more than 20 countries across five continents; convened three international conferences in Scotland (EU-Arctic 2015), Australia (South China Sea 2016) and China (Polar Governance 2017); and succeeded in over 20 funding applications, including, for example, a prestigious European Union Marie Curie Fellowship.
Dr Liu has held visiting positions at universities of Cambridge, Tsinghua, Montreal, Lapland, Tromsø, Trier and Tasmania. He is also an adjunct fellow of key institutes in China, such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Wuhan University. Dr Liu serves as the Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press) and a Review Editor of the Frontiers in Marine Affairs and Policy.