Senior Fellow

Kent Anderson

Professor Kent Anderson is an international lawyer who specialises in comparing Asian legal systems. He joined The University of Western Australia as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Community & Engagement) in 2014. He has an eclectic background, having completed tertiary studies in US, Japan, and the UK in Law, Politics, Economics and Asian Studies. He also worked as a marketing manager with a US regional airline in Alaska and as a commercial lawyer in Hawaii. Before joining UWA, Kent was Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at University of Adelaide and before that foundational director of the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. He started his academic career as associate professor at Hokkaido University Law School in Japan. Kent is on the New Colombo Plan Advisory Board, the Board of Canberra Grammar School, and a variety of academic and community boards including the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU). Kent believes in the ABC of life: brewing his own Ales, listening to the Blues and playing sport with his Child. And having spent 20 years in Alaska where temperatures dive to -45C, he is enjoying thawing out in Perth’s beautiful sunshine.