Acting Senior Legal Office – from Oct 2023
Legal Officer – Jan 2023 to Oct 2023
Research Associate – Mar 2022 to Dec 2022
Dr Nia Emmanouil joined the ALRC in March 2022 as a Research Associate and Associate to the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, President of the ALRC. Nia was appointed a Legal Officer in January 2023, and Acting Senior Legal Officer in October 2023.
At the ALRC, Nia has worked on the following Inquiries:
Prior to joining the ALRC, Nia worked as Manager of Programmes at the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia, leading anti-corruption and business and human rights initiatives. Before this, she was a lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and a researcher at the Business and Human Rights Centre at RMIT University.
Nia holds a PhD in philosophy from Charles Darwin University. Her thesis examined reconciliation and land justice issues on the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia. Nia has published in the fields of business and human rights, rights of nature, social license to operate in the extractive industries, and cross-cultural research methodologies. She recently published an article on climate change litigation in private nuisance in the Monash University Law Review.
Nia also holds a Juris Doctor (Distinction), Graduate Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Social Science – Environment (Distinction) from RMIT University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Nia was admitted to the legal profession as an Australian Lawyer in November 2022.