Patrick O'Keefe

Professor Patrick O'Keefe

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2005


Patrick J. O'Keefe worked in the Australian Commonwealth Public Service for five years after graduating from the University of Queensland in 1968 and then taught for 17 years in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Sydney. After moving to Paris in 1990, he spent 12 years as a consultant on cultural and natural heritage law and management to, among others, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, ICOM and ICOMOS and various governments and private clients. Retiring in 2002 and returning to Australia, he became Adjunct Professor, ANU from 2003 to 2008 and Honorary Professor, University of Queensland since 2006. In 2008 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Society of Advanced Legal Studies London; the Australian Academy of the Humanities and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Indigenous Resource Management in Denver.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.