Ken OliphantKen Oliphant

Professor of Tort Law; Member of the European Group on Tort Law; Vice-Director, European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law

(former Director, Institute for European Tort Law)

Curriculum Vitae
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Curriculum Vitae
Ken Oliphant joined the University of Bristol Law School in 2006 and was appointed Professor of Tort Law in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, while on extended leave from the Law School, he was Director of the Institute for European Tort Law in the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He previously held faculty positions at King’s College London (1988-99) and Cardiff University (1999-2006). He has written extensively on English, European and comparative tort law, and compensation for incapacity. He is the joint author of Tort Law: Text & Materials, 5th edn, Oxford University Press, 2013 (with Mark Lunney) and Torts, 4th edn, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011 (with Alastair Mullis), general editor of the practitioners’ reference work Tort Law (2nd edn, 2007, Butterworths Common Law Series), and editor of several books in the series Tort and Insurance Law. He also undertook the revision and updating of the title on Tort for Halsbury’s Laws of England, 5th edn, 2010. His association with learned journals includes the Journal of European Tort Law (founding General Editor), the Torts Law Journal (UK correspondent), the Journal of Professional Negligence and the Journal of Law and Society (editorial advisory board). He is a member of the European Group on Tort Law (and leading its current project on public authority liability), the European Law Institute, and the American Law Institute (for which he is currently an Adviser on the Restatement Third of Torts: Economic Harm).