Dr. Hopkins is a Professor at the University of Canterbury School of Law. His research interests are broadly in the fields of comparative public and international law. Much of his work has examined the development of federal or multi-level governance at the domestic and international levels, with particular reference to the European and Pacific regions.
Recent research focuses on the connection between domestic and international public law particularly in the fields of anti-corruption and “disaster law”. He is an Associate Investigator with QuakeCoRE, the New Zealand Centre for Research Excellence in Seismic Resilience and an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.