Neil Gunningham has degrees in law and criminology from Sheffield University, UK, is a Barrister and Solicitor (ACT) and holds a PhD from ANU. Although initially trained in law, his subsequent post-graduate work was in interdisciplinary social science, and for the last fifteen years he has applied that training principally in the areas of safety, health and environment, with a focus on regulation and governance.
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In this interview with Tony Circelli, CEO of the South Australian Environmental Protection Agency, Neil Gunningham considers whether his most influential work on smart regulation is still relevant today. Neil also discusses the level of awareness of smart regulation principles amongst environmental regulators in Australia.
The interview is part of a series created by the Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators network. Parts two and three of the series are available on the AELERT website.