Martin Phillipson is vice-provost, College of Medicine organizational restructuring (Term).
Born and raised in England, Martin received his LL.B from Leicester University in 1989 and obtained his LL.M from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991. He joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1999 having previously taught at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and The Australian National University. His teaching and research interests lie at the interface of the fields of Intellectual Property Law and Environmental Law, with a particular focus on the legal, regulatory and socio-economic implications of the widespread adoption of agricultural biotechnology. He has published internationally on these issues and acted as a consultant to several national governments and the United Nations Environment Programme. He has also been an invited speaker at a variety of national and international conferences on the subject.
Martin served as the first associate dean, research and graduate studies in the College of Law from March 2008 to July 2011.
He has been the Co-Editor in Chief of Canada’s leading peer-reviewed environmental law journal (The Journal of Environmental Law & Practice) since 2003 and was Faculty Editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review from July 2007 up to his appointment as acting vice-provost, faculty relations in July 2011.