Katherine Keane

Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Law

BA, LLM (with Distinction)

Katherine has a keen interest in how governance can be improved to better fulfill human rights, exploring the ways in which government and civil society interact in this process. She is currently undertaking a PhD on governance of the food relief sector in Australia, with a focus on the human right to adequate food. Katherine is also a dedicated teacher in QUT’s Law School, with a passion for teaching immigration and refugee law, contemporary law and justice, human rights law and international law, amongst other areas

Prior to entering academia, Katherine practised as an immigration lawyer. Katherine has worked across all areas of immigration law, with special interests in refugee matters and in assisting organisational clients to solve complex legal and policy problems. Katherine also lived and worked for many years in South-East Asia, South Asia and Africa, designing and managing humanitarian aid and community development projects in the legal, media and health fields.