Personal details

Name
Professor Kieran Tranter
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Law,
Law School
Discipline *
Law
Phone
+61 7 3138 1096
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
LinkedIn
Qualifications

PhD (Griffith University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Chair, Society for the Social Impact Australia, a Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 10 (Australia-Pacific)

Treasurer, Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia

Keywords

Law and Technology, Law and Humanities, Socio-legal Studies and Interdisplinary Legal Studies, Science, Technology and Society, Automation, Digital Legality and Digital Decision Making, Cultural Studies, Pop Culture Studies, Games Studies, Science Fiction Studies, Automobilty, Car Culture, Road Traffic Law and Policy, Social Security and Social Welfare, Australian Public Law, IPIL, ILGG

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Kieran is the Chair of Law, Technology and Future in the School of Law. Kieran joined the School of Law, Queensland University of Technology in 2019 and is the founding General Editor of Law, Technology and Humans.

Kieran researches law, technology and the future. Drawing upon legal studies, the humanities and the social sciences, he charts how humans legislate, live with, and are changed by technology. In researching law, technology and the future his research often engages with cultural narratives that connect humans, law and technology and past configurations of humans, law and technology. The goal of his research is to guide and shape humanity’s technological future to be better than its technological past.

Kieran is keen to collaborate with scholars and research students in the following areas:

  • Cultural, social science and historical accounts of law and technology
  • The cultural imaginary from new media and especially computer gaming
  • The relations between law and technology and modes of governing

Prior to this appointment he was an Associate Professor at Griffith Law School, Griffith University. At Griffith Law School Kieran served in many roles: HDR Convenor, Acting Centre Director and Deputy Head of School Research and Managing Editor of the Griffith Law Review. He commenced at Griffith in 2003 having previously been a Lecturer and Social Justice coordinator at the College of Law, University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle from 1999 to 2002.

This information has been contributed by Professor Kieran Tranter.

Teaching

Kieran has taught extensively into the LLB curriculum at law schools in Queensland and Western Australia. His teaching areas have been Administrative Law, Civil Procedure and Legal Theory. He has taught electives in Clinical Legal Education, Law and Culture and Law Reform.

In 2018 Kieran was awarded a Group Learning and Teaching Citation by Griffith University for his leadership in the Law Reform elective that facilitated students developing experience in research impact through the drafting and submitting of reform submissions. He previously was awarded a Group Learning and Teaching Citation by Griffith University in 2011 for his leadership of the team that successfully redesigned and taught the legal theory courses to address student engagement and satisfaction concerns.

Kieran is particularly proud of his achievements as a HDR supervisor and the successes of his HDR candidates. In recognition of his demonstrated quality supervision practices he was awarded in 2017 a Group Research Supervision Award by Griffith University.

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Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
Dean's Highly Commended Certificate Learning and Teaching, Arts,Education and Law Group, Griffith University
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2018
Details
Invited Keynote ¿Shakespeare, Media and the Future of Law¿ Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference Curtain University, 4-6 July 2018.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Research Supervision Award, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Associate Editor International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2016-
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Group Teaching and Learning Citation, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
Managing Editor Griffith Law Review 2007-2011
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Academic Excellence Award for Doctorial Studies, Griffith University

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Legal Adaptability to Disruptive Technology: A Case Study of Australian Law In Relation to Harm and Automated Vehicles
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Belinda Bennett
  • INNOVATION IN LEGAL PRACTICE: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC CASE STUDY OF LAW FIRM INNOVATION WITH BLOCKCHAIN
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Michael Guihot

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)