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 pursues research on a wide-ranging set of topics relating to English, European and comparative tort law, and compensation for incapacity.
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).