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Adriana Orifici is a Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School, teaching in Employment Law. She is completing her doctoral studies in the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at Melbourne Law School. Her PhD research examines the interface between workplace investigations and public regulation and uses doctrinal and empirical research methods.

From 2013 to 2016, Adriana was engaged by the Melbourne Law School as a Research Fellow on an ARC Discovery Project entitled 'Reshaping Employment Discrimination Law: Towards Substantive Equality at Work?', which considered the effect of the general protections provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009, and the interaction of the overall system of employment discrimination laws in providing legal redress for discriminatory harms at work in Australia.

From 2007 to 2013, Adriana worked as a lawyer and senior associate at Maddocks in Melbourne. Her practice was in the area of employment law, discrimination law, work health and safety, privacy law and coronial inquests. She has extensive experience in acting for clients in the public and private sector in all employment-related matters. 

Adriana holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Master of Laws from Melbourne Law School. She was previously the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law and has worked as a Collaborator-Intern with the International Training College of the International Labour Organisation in Turin, Italy under the auspices of a scholarship from the Italian Government.

Research interests

Adriana’s research interests lie in Australian labour law, anti-discrimination law and empirical research methods. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

External positions

Case Note Editor (Acting), Australian Journal of Labour Law

16 May 2019 → …

PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Jul 2016 → …

Research area keywords

  • Labour Law
  • Discrimination
  • Empirical Legal Research

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