Researcher

Dr Alice Orchiston

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Labour Law, Criminal Law, Commercial and Contract Law, Access to Justice, Law and Society

Biography

Dr Alice Orchiston is a Lecturer at UNSW Law. Her research is socio-legal and interdisciplinary, focusing on issues connected with labour and employment, the regulation of commercial sexual activity and gender-based violence. Dr Orchiston has specific expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research, online research and researching vulnerable populations. She was awarded a Julian Small Foundation grant, an Australian Postgraduate Award and...view more

Dr Alice Orchiston is a Lecturer at UNSW Law. Her research is socio-legal and interdisciplinary, focusing on issues connected with labour and employment, the regulation of commercial sexual activity and gender-based violence. Dr Orchiston has specific expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research, online research and researching vulnerable populations. She was awarded a Julian Small Foundation grant, an Australian Postgraduate Award and several faculty scholarships for her doctoral research project titled: Brothels as Workplaces: Exploring Labour Regulation and Compliance in Australia's Legal Sex Industry. Her research-based submissions have been cited by the Australian Law Reform Commission and Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Dr Orchiston previously worked in private practice criminal defence, and later, as a community legal centre lawyer specialising in domestic, family and sexual violence. Her experience includes consultancies for the Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse, Australian Human Rights Commission, International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and Workplace Gender Equality Agency. 


My Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (QUT), GradDipLegPrac (CoL), LLM (Syd), GradCertEdStudies (Syd), PhD (Syd)


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Labour law

Criminalisation

Regulation of commercial sexual activity

Gender violence and work 

 


My Engagement

Executive Committee, Early Career Academic Network (ECAN), UNSW

Member, Australian Labour Law Association

Member, Discrimination Law Experts Group

Affiliate, Sydney Institute of Criminology

 

 


My Teaching

Criminal Laws (LAWS1022) (JURD7122)

Employment Law (LAWS3028) (JURD7328)

 

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Location

Room 334, The Law Building

Contact

02 93856100