Katherine Keane

Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Law

BA, LLM (with Distinction)

Katherine has recently transitioned into academia on a full-time basis, with plans to commence a PhD in 2024 on governance and regulation of the food aid sector in Australia. From a research perspective, Katherine has a keen interest in how governance and regulation can be better designed to fulfill human rights, and the ways in which government and civil society interact in this process. Katherine is also a dedicated teacher in QUT’s Law School, with a passion for teaching immigration and refugee law, administrative law, 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 assisting corporate, non-profit and government 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.