Kieran Dolin

Associate Professor, LLB MA PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Kieran Dolin's main research interests are in the many connections between law and literature, in Australian Literature, and in nineteenth-century British writing. From 2013 to 2020 he served as Graduate Research Coordinator in the School of Humanities. Following retirement, he is now a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in English and Literary Studies.

Roles and responsibilities

Senior Honorary Research Fellow

Future research

Legal Ethics through Fictional Narratives

Funding overview

ARC Discovery Grant, 2011-13: Australian Literature after Mabo.
ARC Discovery Grant, 2004: Law and Literature, a Critical and Historical Study

Previous positions

Member, Board of the Graduate Research School, 2012-17

Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Humanities, 2013-20

Discipline Chair, English and Cultural Studies, 2007-09, 2011-12
Director, Westerly Centre, UWA, 2001-12

Industrial relevance

Legal Ethics through Literary Texts


Australian Literature after Mabo

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Law And Literature
  • Australian Literature
  • English Literature
  • Australian literature, especially fiction
  • Intersections between law and literature
  • Twentieth-century literature
  • Nineteenth-century literature and culture


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