Dr Cristelle Maurin

Dr Cristelle Maurin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)

Career Summary


Dr Cristelle Maurin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International Centre for Balanced Land Use (ICBLU). ICBLU was established in 2016 as a joint initiative between The University of Newcastle (UoN) and the New South Wales Government. Cristelle contributes to ICBLU’s research and teaching programmes on land and resource governance, sustainability transitions and food systems.

Cristelle has a PhD in International Law (University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne, 2011). She was a Research Associate at University College London’s International Energy Policy Institute from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, she was Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne’s Centre for European and International Law (2008-2011) and Visiting Fellow at the University of Stellenbosch’s Centre for Chinese Studies (2012-2013). Cristelle has vast experience working with governments, local communities and civil society organisations. Prior to academia, she held several positions in intergovernmental organisations in East Asia, West Africa and the Pacific Region. Her professional backrgound includes the management of aid programmes, advising governments on policy and legal reforms, and working with communities on social mobilisation programmes. From 2003 to 2008, she worked for the United-Nations’ International Labour Organisation in West Africa, Indonesia and China. As a legal consultant, Cristelle also worked for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community on the sustainable governance of offshore mineral resources in the South Pacific Region.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France
  • Master of Research, University of Nicc-Sophia Antipolis - France


  • energy and resources law
  • environmental law
  • international economic law
  • investment policy
  • law and development


  • French (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Italian (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Working)
  • Indonesian (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law 50
150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement 10
160510 Public Policy 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Newcastle
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Maurin CEL, ''Coal Seam Gas'', Mining in the Asia-Pacific: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities, Springer, Germany 237-249 (2017)
2016 Maurin CEL, Vivoda V, 'Shale Gas and the Energy Policy ¿Trilemma¿', Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy, Intersentia Uitgevers N V, Cambridge (UK) 331-343 (2016)
2013 Maurin CEL, Yeophantong P, 'China and the Regulation of Outbound Investment: Towards A ¿Responsible Investment¿ Policy Framework', The Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2014-2015, Oxford University Press, New York (2013)

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Van Hende K, Maurin CEL, De Silva N, Xiao P, 'Mapping out China's Shale Gas Future: Challenges Towards Development', Oil, Gas & Energy Law, (2014)
2013 Maurin CEL, 'Going Global Responsibly? China's Strategies Towards ¿Sustainable¿ Overseas Investments', PACIFIC AFFAIRS, 86(2) 281-303 (2013)
DOI 10.5509/2013862281

Report (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Maurin CEL, 'The Need for an Energy Vision in New South Wales', Energy Policy Institute of Australia, 7 (2016)
2013 Maurin CEL, 'Strategic Partnerships and Sustainable Investments: How Can China Support the African Mining Vision?', Centre for Chinese Studies, 0 (2013)
2013 Maurin CEL, 'Pacific Islands: leading the way in deep sea minerals legislation', East Asia Forum, 0 (2013)
2013 Maurin CEL, 'Deep Seabed Minerals: A New Mining Frontier in the Pacific Region', Institute for Security and Development Policy, 3 (2013)
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Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $53,636

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20171 grants / $53,636

Energy Transition in the Hunter Region: Social dynamics, policy implications and opportunities for the energy sector$53,636

Funding body: AGL Energy

Funding body AGL Energy
Project Team Professor Richard Bush, Doctor Cristelle Maurin, Doctor Michael Askew
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700760
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG

Dr Cristelle Maurin


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Research and Innovation Division

Contact Details

Email cristelle.maurin@newcastle.edu.au