Dr Elizabeth Dickson

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Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law

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)

Elizabeth 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
PhD Thesis 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/.

Additional information

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 Intellectual Disabilities in Australia: A Socio-Legal Examination
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Shih-Ning Then
  • An analysis of truancy regulation in Queensland
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Richard Johnstone