Caroline Nixon
First Name: Caroline
Surname: Nixon
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263965

Duties and Responsibilities

Caroline has been a Lecturer in the Law School since 2012.  She teaches and module co-ordinates two modules on the post-graduate Oil and Gas Law LLM, namely, Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Law and Renewable Energy Issues.  She also wrote an undergraduate module in Environmental Law which she now teaches for 3rd and 4th year student on the Law degree and Law and Management degree. 

Academic Background

Caroline is a graduate of Glasgow University (LLB Hons), the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LLM) and Edinburgh University (Diploma in Legal Practice). She developed a specialism in environmental law whilst working in an environmental law and policy consultancy in Brussels.  On returning to Scotland, Caroline worked in private practice on environmental law and planning matters.

Research Interests

EU environmental law and renewable energy issues, particularly the consenting processes for renewable energy. 

Current Research

Caroline is currently jointly writing a paper concerning the offshore wind consenting process. 

She is currently supervising a PhD student and is interested in supervising further PhD students on topics relating to EU and UK environmental law and policy, such as air quality, contaminated land, the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, carbon capture and storage etc.  


Caroline participated in the RGU team working on the RiCORE project – Risk Based Consenting to Offshore Renewables - from January 2015 to June 2016.  This project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.  View further information.

Professional Memberships

Caroline is a qualified (non-practising) solicitor in Scotland. 

She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.