Dr Elizabeth Dickson
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law
BiographyElizabeth Dickson joined the staff of the Law School at QUT in January 2006. She had previously worked in the Law School at the University of Queensland. She is also a qualified teacher and has taught in schools from both the state and independent education sectors. At QUT, Elizabeth teaches Introduction to Law and Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law. Elizabeth’s research interests are in the areas of Discrimination Law and Education Law and she consults and publishes in these areas. Her PhD thesis involved an analysis of the effectiveness of discrimination law in delivering equality of opportunity in education to people with disabilities. Elizabeth is a member of the Executive Committee of the Queensland Chapter of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association and, with Professor Joy Cumming of Griffith University, co-edited the Association's journal, the International Journal of Law and Education, for 8 years. Elizabeth is a Discrimination Contact Officer for the QUT community and Chair of the QUT Disability Services Working Party. Research Interests
- Education Law
- Discrimination Law
- People with Disabilities, Rights and the Law
- Children, Rights and the Law
Dickson, Elizabeth, Equality of Opportunity for All? An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) as a Tool for the Delivery of Equality of Opportunity in Education to People with Disabilities (2007). Available via the Australian Digital Theses Database at http://adt.caul.edu.au/.
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (University of Queensland)
- Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Queensland)
- Bachelor of Laws with Honours Class 1 (University of Queensland)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honour Class 2A (University of Queensland)
- Duffy J, Dickson E, O'Brien J, (2020) Rituals of engagement: What happens to the ring when an engagement is called off?, The Australian Law Journal, 94 (1), pp. 61-74.
- Dickson E, Duffy J, (2019) A non-discriminatory response to disability related problem behaviour at Australian universities, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 64, pp. 129-136.
- Dickson E, (2019) Supporting students with communication impairment in Australian schools: Administering the obligation to make reasonable adjustment, Australasian Journal of Special Education, 43 (1), pp. 41-53.
- Dickson E, Cumming J, (2018) Reasonable adjustment in assessment: The Australian experience. In R Dixon, K Trimmer & YS Findlay, The Palgrave handbook of education law for schools, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 315-333.
- Dickson E, (2018) The inclusion and exclusion of students with disability related problem behaviour in mainstream Australian schools. In R Dixon, K Trimmer & YS Findlay, The Palgrave handbook of education law for schools, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 353-372.
- Dickson E, (2015) Disability standards for education. In S Varnham, J Squelch & P Kamvounias, Higher education and the law, The Federation Press, pp. 149-162.
- Dickson E, (2014) Disability Standards For Education 2005 (Cth): sword or shield for Australian students with disability?, International Journal of Law and Education, 19 (1), pp. 5-19.
- Dickson E, Cumming J, (2013) Educational accountability tests, social and legal inclusion approaches to discrimination for students with disability: a national case study from Australia, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 20 (2), pp. 221-239.
- Cumming J, Dickson E, Webster A, (2013) Reasonable adjustments in assessment: Putting law and policy into practice in Australia, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 60 (4), pp. 295-311.
- Dickson E, (2012) A communitarian theory of the education rights of students with disabilities, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44 (10), pp. 1093-1109.
- Effective Teacher-Based Assessment Adjustments for Students with Disability
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- Education Assessment; Students with Disability; Adjustments
- The Transition to Adulthood of People with Severe Cognitive Impairments in Australia: A Socio-Legal Examination
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Associate Professor Shih-Ning Then
- An analysis of truancy regulation in Queensland
PhD, Principal Supervisor
Other supervisors: Professor Richard Johnstone