A/PROF Anna Chapman

A/PROF Anna Chapman


  • Academic, Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Discrimination Law
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment Law
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Human Rights Law
  • Industrial Relations
  • Labour Law
  • Paid Work Relationships and the Law
  • Sexual Identities and the Law
  • Workplace Relations and Employment Law



  • Anna Chapman joined the Law School after a period of practice. Her research focuses on employment law, especially in relation to the National Employment Standards, General Protections (Adverse Action), unfair dismissal law and anti-discrimination law. She is a past Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law , and a Co-Director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law in the Law School.

    Anna Chapman holds Bachelor degrees in both Commerce and Law (with Hons) from the University of Melbourne, an LLM from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the University of Adelaide (with a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence).

    Dr Chapman is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Law School. She is one of the Directors of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, and a Program Director, MLM Employment and Labour Relations Law. Anna is a past Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law .

    Dr Chapman's research focuses on employment law and gender, sexuality, and race. This work has engaged particularly with minimum standards, including leave entitlements and working hours, in addition to general protections (adverse action), unfair dismissal and discrimination law.

    A study published in 2012 ranked Anna as no. 20 in a list of 'Most Prolific Publishers in the Go8 University Law Reviews (Excluding Home Review)', and as no. 21 in a list of 'Overall Most Prolific Publishers in Leading Australian Law Journals (Excluding Home Review)': R. Smyth, 'Who Publishes in Australia's Top Law Journals?' (2012) 35(1) University of New South Wales Law Journal 201-245 at p 239 (table 6B), at p 241 (table 7).

    Beth Gaze and Anna Chapman have been awarded an ARC Discovery Grant (2011-2013) for the project, 'Reshaping Employment Discrimination Law: Towards Substantive Equality at Work?' The 2009 reshaping of Australian industrial law through the Fair Work Act unexp   


Member of

  • Supreme Court of Victoria. Barrister & Solicitor 2004 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • BCom, University of Melbourne
  • LLM, University of Melbourne
  • LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • PhD, Adelaide University 2012


Available for supervision

  • Y