Alysia Blackham is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne. Alysia's research uses empirical legal research methods to examine the intersection between public and private law, with a particular focus on age equality issues. From 2017–21, Alysia was an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, undertaking the project DE170100228, ‘Addressing Age Discrimination in Employment’.
She has previously worked as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills, a lecturer at the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Services) at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the Turpin-Lipstein Fellow and College Lecturer in Law at Clare College, Cambridge.
Alysia holds a PhD in Law from Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Political Science) and a Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) with Merit from the University of Sydney. Alysia's monograph, Extending Working Life for Older Workers: Age Discrimination Law, Policy and Practice (Hart Publishing, 2016), was Runner Up for the 2017 UK Society of Legal Scholars' Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.
Alysia is a member of the Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group, Australian Labour Law Association, UK Society of Legal Scholars, and UK Socio-Legal Studies Association.
Alysia blogs at Academic Kaizen.