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Alysia Blackham

Arc Decra Fellowship
Self-employment
Expert interviews
Social media
Equality law
Judges and labour law
Young workers
Statistics
Gig work
Older workers
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A/Prof

Alysia Blackham

 
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Law
 
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Courts And Judges
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A/Prof

Alysia Blackham

 

Associate Professor Alysia Blackham is an internationally renowned expert on age discrimination law and the consequences of ageing for workplaces. Her innovative research focuses on the intersection of employment law, equality law and public law, using empirical evidence to cast new light on legal problems.

Funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher grant (DE170100228 "Addressing Age Discrimination in Employment”), Alysia is exploring the ways in which age discrimination law is enforced in Australia and the UK, and the barriers to effectively addressing age discrimination at work. The results of this project may be explored at http://ageworks.info/

Alysia has published extensively across leading Australian and international journals and in legal and interdisciplinary forums. Her award-winning monograph, Extending Working Life for Older Workers: Age Discrimination Law, Policy and Practice (Hart, 2016), won second prize in the UK Society of Legal Scholars' Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2017, one of the most prestigious awards in UK legal publishing. She has also co-edited two influential edited collections, New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research (Hart, 2015) and Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World: Towards Inclusive Labour Law (Hart, 2019). Alysia is regularly invited to present her scholarship in Australia and internationally.

Alysia has worked as an academic in Australia, Sweden and the UK, including as the Turpin-Lipstein Fellow and College Lecturer in Law and Director of Studies at Clare College, Cambridge and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. Alysia also has experience of legal practice and organisational management, having worked as an employment law solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney, and Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Services) at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Alysia is a member of the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group, Australian Labour Law Association, UK Society of Legal Scholars, and UK Socio-Legal Studies Association.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 55 most recent scholarly works by Alysia Blackham.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Phillipa Weeks Prize for the Best Paper by an Early Career Scholar presented at the ALLA 2018 Conference

Australian Labour Law Association

2017

Runner-up, Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2017 (awarded to outstanding published books by early career scholars)

UK Society of Legal Scholars

2016

Phillipa Weeks Prize for the Best Paper by an Early Career Scholar presented at the ALLA 2016 Conference

Australian Labour Law Association

2011

Poynton Cambridge Australia Scholarship

Cambridge Trust

2011

WM Tapp Studentship in Law

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Arc Decra Fellowship

Law

Member

Australasian Law Academics Association

Member

Australian Labour Law Association

Member

Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group

Member

UK Society of Legal Scholars

Member

UK Socio-Legal Studies Association

Education


PhD in Law

University of Cambridge

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education)

University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

The College of Law

Bachelor of Laws

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne