Anna-Maria is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Calgary. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford. Her research interests generally lie in the field of public international law, focusing on the law of the sea, international environmental law, and international law and policy relating to science and technology.
In addition, she is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Bremen, where she was a research associate jointly in the Faculty of Law and the MARUM Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences from 2010 to 2013. Her research examines progressive developments in the regime for marine scientific research under the law of the sea, primarily with a view to understanding its legal and practical implications for progress on the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
Previously, Anna-Maria was a research associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, working in an interdisciplinary research group studying the implications geoengineering interventions in the global environment, mainly for the aim of counteracting climate change. In connection with her research examining the regulation and governance of this array of technological proposals, she has acted as a consultant and provided information and advice to government departments, treaty bodies and intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, and scientific institutions on this topic.