Dr Alice Orchiston

Dr Alice Orchiston

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

Law & Justice
School of Law, Society & Criminology

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. 

02 93856100
Room 334, The Law Building

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

Member, Australian Labour Law Association

Member, Discrimination Law Experts Group

Affiliate, Sydney Institute of Criminology



Criminal Laws (LAWS1022) (JURD7122)

Employment Law (LAWS3028) (JURD7328)