The Academy Fellows

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has 593 Fellows; 46 are Corresponding Fellows, and 86 are Honorary Fellows.

The approved abbreviation or post-nominal for a Fellow is FAHA.

Fellows may update their record via an online form available in the Fellows' Area.

Professor Patrick O'Keefe AM FAHA
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Queensland), MA (City of London Polytechnic), LLM (ANU), PhD (Sydney)
Year Elected to the Academy: 2005
Discipline: Honorary
Expertise: Cultural and Natural Heritage Law and Management

Graduated BA/LLB from the University of Queensland in 1968 and worked in the Departments of Trade and Industry, External Territories and Foreign Affairs. In 1972/73 he studied for a MA in business Law at the City of London Polytechnic and completed an LLM at the Australian National University. On returning to Australia he was offered a lectureship in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney where he stayed untill 1990, obtaining a PhD and becoming Associate Professor in 1986.  From 1990 to 2002 he lived in Paris and acted as consultant on the law and management of cultural heritage to UNESCO, Council of Europe, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, ICOM, ICOMOS, as well as various governments and private clients. He also wrote extensively; attended conferences and workshops around the world; lectured at various universities and was examiner for a number of PhD theses from European and Australian Universities. In 1994 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. In 2002 he returned to Australia. The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies invited him to teach an online unit on International Heritage Law in a Master's course in Sustainable Heritage Development and offered him the status of Adjunct Professor.
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