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Dr Kelly Purser

Faculty of Law,
Law School


Dr Kelly Purser
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
Law, Other Law and Legal Studies
+61 7 3138 5078
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (University of New England), Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) (University of New England)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Australasian Law Teachers Association
  • Formerly admitted to practice as a legal practitioner, Queensland and New South Wales (2004)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Kelly joined the Queensland University of Technology in 2011, where she is an active member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. Prior to this, she received an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2008 to undertake her doctoral studies which examined capacity assessment in the context of wills, powers of attorney and advance health directives. Her doctoral research also included an empirical component which explored the relationship between legal and medical professionals when assessing capacity. In addition to capacity assessment, Kelly’s research interests also include elder law, succession law, trusts and equity. Kelly was admitted as a solicitor in 2004 in Queensland and New South Wales. When in practice she worked in a variety of areas, with a particular focus on estate planning.

This information has been contributed by Dr Kelly Purser.


Units Taught

  • Equity
  • Trusts
  • Succession
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
This information has been contributed by Dr Kelly Purser.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.