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