Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Allison Ballard

Dr Allison Ballard

BA Communications, GDLS, AdvDip (Paramedic), JD (HONS), GDLP, PhD (Law)

Profile

Over the last six years, Allison has worked as a sessional academic at the University of Canberra, variously tutoring and/or convening Employment and Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Advice clinics and Law and Justice Internships.

Allison completed her PhD in Law early 2019. Her research interests include workplace abuse, clinical legal education, resilience and corporate governance.

Allison was admitted to the ACT Supreme Court as a barrister and solicitor in 2011 and has worked in private practice and across the legal aid, community legal, government and industry sectors since that time. Her legal practice focuses on workplace law (employment, industrial relations, bullying and harassment, work health and safety), administrative law, human rights and discrimination law.

Her former careers include policing and (intensive care) paramedicine. Allison joined the School of Policing Studies in August 2019.

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Teaching

  • Associate Degree in Policing Practice

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Research

Allison is currently undertaking research into the workplace bullying and harassment of firefighters.

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Publications

  • Bozin, D., Ballard, A. & de Prazer, V. (2019) 'Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Benefit 'New' and Emerging Lawyers'. Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business - Judith Marychurch & Adiva Sifris
  • Bozin, D., Ballard, A. & Easteal, PL. (2019) ADR: Championing the (Unjust) resolution of Bullying Disputes?
  • Walker, H., Easteal, P., Ballard, A & Blake, K. (2019) Lost in translation: Gaps between law and practice in customer-perpetrated sexual harassment. Alternative Law Journal, 1037969X18803211
  • Ballard, A & Ronald, J. (2019) What's so special about the (bush) capital?: Sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination after # Me Too. Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital...
  • Ballard, A & Easteal, P. (2018) Procedural fairness in workplace investigations: Potential flaws and proposals for change. Alternative Law Journal 43 (3), 177-183
  • Ballard, A & Easteal, P. (2018) What's in a name? The language of workplace bullying. Alternative Law Journal 43 (1), 17-23
  • Ballard, A & Easteal, P. (2018) The Secret Silent Spaces of Workplace Violence: Focus on Bullying (and Harassment). Laws 7 (4), 35
  • Easteal, P & Ballard, AJ. (2017) Shutting-up or speaking-up: Navigating the invisible line between voice and silence in workplace bullying. Alternative Law journal 42 (1), 47-54
  • Ballard, A & Easteal, P. (2016) Australia's National Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction: Paper Tiger or Velvet Glove. Laws 5 (1), 4
  • Ballard, A & Easteal, P. (2016) (Alternative) dispute resolution and workplace bullying: Some pros and cons from the coalface. Alternative Law journal 41 (2), 105-109
  • Ballard, A. (2016) Legal responses to bullying. Legaldate 28 (3), 3
  • Ballard, A. (2015) The nanny state?: Navigating the industrial law around nannies, au pairs and domestic servants. Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital...
  • Ballard, A. (2015) The annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth [Book Review]. Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital...
  • Ballard, A. (2014) 'Pro Bono' with a Twist: A member volunteering overseas. Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital...
  • Ballard, A & Easteal, P. (2014) Mapping the legal remedy pathways for workplace bullying: A preliminary overview. Alternative Law Journal 39 (2), 94-98

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