Dr Victoria Lambropoulos

Senior Lecturer
BA, LLB (Monash), LLM (Melb), PhD (Deakin)

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Biography

Dr Lambropoulos joined academia in 2004 after working as a solicitor and a barrister. Since that time she has taught and been involved in the design of a range of subjects with her principal subject being employment/workplace law. Dr Lambropoulos maintains her practising certificate as a barrister and continues to be involved in the life of the Victorian Bar in particular the Industrial Bar Association. She also has strong ties with the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria having been a Past President. She is also a national committee member of the Australian Labour Law Association. Her involvement in these organisations have enriched her teaching and research.

PhD: Dr Lambropoulos was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her thesis examined the Employer's Contractual Power to Summarily Dismiss Employees. In her thesis she proposed a new way of resolving these disputes through the prism of proportionality.

Publishing: Dr Lambropoulos has published in highly regarded academic journals and also continues to contribute to professional journals in Australia and internationally. Her key research areas are employment / workplace law and labour laws which intersect with environment/climate change issues. She also won 2 research awards in 2013.

Teaching Excllence: Dr Lambropoulos is a passionate, enthusiastic and innovative teacher. She was recognised for her excellence in teaching having been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award in 2013.

Expertise in Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) Author/Editor: Dr Lambropoulos is a primary editor of a number of publications. She is a primary editor of the Fair Work Legislation published by Thomson Reuters annually. This is the leading annotated service in this area. She is also the general protections/common law section editor of the Workplace Review and also is the employment and industrial law editor of the Australian Business Law Review.

Appointments

Current

  • Member of Victorian Industrial Bar Association Committee (2014 - present)
  • Member, Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) National Committee (2011 - present)
  • Member, Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (IRSV) Committee (2011 - present)

Previous

  • Senior Management Team (elected representative) Deakin Law School 2014-2016
  • President, Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (IRSV) 2014

Awards

Year Title
2013 Deakin Law School: Outstanding Researcher Award
2013 Deakin Law School: Outstanding Publications
2013 Deaking Law School: Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Significant research publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Lambropoulos V, (2016) ‘Unravelling the Muddles of Summary Dismissal under Contracts of Employment,’ 44:2 Australian Business Law Review 119-131.

  • Bagaric M, Lambropoulos V and Xynas L, (2016) ‘The Irrelevance to Sentencing Of (Most) Incidental Hardships Suffered by Offenders,’ 39:1 University of New South Wales Law Journal 47-83

  • Lambropoulos V, (2013) ‘The evolution of freedom of association in Australia's federal industrial relations law: from trade union security to workplace rights,’ Labor history, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1-24, Routledge, Abingdon, England.

  • Lambropoulos V and Wynn M, (2013) ‘Unfair labour practices, trade union victimisation and voice: a comparison of Australia and the United Kingdom,’ Adelaide Law Review, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 43-64, Adelaide Law Review Association.

  • Lambropoulos V, (2013) ‘Workers, a neglected voice in environmental decisions,’ Alternative Law Journal, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 245-249, Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative, Melbourne, Vic.

  • Lambropoulos V, (2010) ‘What can Australia learn from the Europeans about public participation? Article 6 of the Aarhus Convention and environmental impact statements,’ Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 272-295, Lawbook Co., North Ryde, N.S.W.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Lambropoulos V, ‘Adverse Reactions to Adverse Action’, in Mark Rinaldi, Victoria Lambropoulos, Rohan Millar and Aaron Neal (eds), (2016) Fair Work Legislation 2016-17, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, N.S.W. 13-20

  • Lambropoulos V, (2014) ‘An overview of the anti-bullying protections,’ in Mark Rinaldi, Victoria Lambropoulos and Rohan Millar, (eds), Fair Work Legislation 2014, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, N.S.W. 13-19

  • Lambropoulos V, (2013) ‘The general protections and adverse action: four years on,’ in Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V and Millar R (eds), Fair Work Legislation 2013, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, N.S.W. 13-21 

  • Lambropoulos V, (2010) ‘Labour law and climate change law,’ in Lyster, Rosemary (eds), In the wilds of climate law, Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, Qld. 195-207

EDITED BOOKS

  • Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V, Millar R and Neal A, Fair Work Legislation 2016-17 (and annually from 2012 to present)

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Dr Lambropoulos joined academia in 2004 after working as a solicitor and a barrister. Since that time she has taught and been involved in the design of a range of subjects with her principal subject being employment/workplace law. Dr Lambropoulos maintains her practising certificate as a barrister and continues to be involved in the life of the Victorian Bar in particular the Industrial Bar Association. She also has strong ties with the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria having been a Past President. She is also a national committee member of the Australian Labour Law Association. Her involvement in these organisations have enriched her teaching and research.

PhD: Dr Lambropoulos was awarded her PhD in 2015. Her thesis examined the Employer's Contractual Power to Summarily Dismiss Employees. In her thesis she proposed a new way of resolving these disputes through the prism of proportionality.

Publishing: Dr Lambropoulos has published in highly regarded academic journals and also continues to contribute to professional journals in Australia and internationally. Her key research areas are employment / workplace law and labour laws which intersect with environment/climate change issues. She also won 2 research awards in 2013.

Teaching Excllence: Dr Lambropoulos is a passionate, enthusiastic and innovative teacher. She was recognised for her excellence in teaching having been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award in 2013.

Expertise in Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) Author/Editor: Dr Lambropoulos is a primary editor of a number of publications. She is a primary editor of the Fair Work Legislation published by Thomson Reuters annually. This is the leading annotated service in this area. She is also the general protections/common law section editor of the Workplace Review and also is the employment and industrial law editor of the Australian Business Law Review.

Research projects & collaborations

  • Judicial restraints in dismissal law

Books & edited collections

  • Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V, Millar R and Neal A, Fair Work Legislation 2016-17
  • Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V, Millar R and Neal A, Fair Work Legislation 2015
  • Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V and Millar R, Fair Work Legislation 2014
  • Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V and Millar R, Fair Work Legislation 2013
  • Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V and Millar R, Fair Work Legislation 2012

Book chapters

  • Lambropoulos V, ‘Adverse Reactions to Adverse Action’, in Mark Rinaldi, Victoria Lambropoulos, Rohan Millar and Aaron Neal (eds), (2016) Fair Work Legislation 2016-17, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, N.S.W. 13-20
  • Lambropoulos V, (2014) ‘An overview of the anti-bullying protections,’ in Mark Rinaldi, Victoria Lambropoulos and Rohan Millar, (eds), Fair Work Legislation 2014, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, N.S.W. 13-19
  • Lambropoulos V, (2013) ‘The general protections and adverse action: four years on,’ in Rinaldi M, Lambropoulos V and Millar R (eds), Fair Work Legislation 2013, Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, N.S.W. 13-21  
  • Lambropoulos V, (2010) ‘Labour law and climate change law,’ in Lyster, Rosemary (eds), In the wilds of climate law, Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, Qld. 195-207

Refereed journal articles

  • Lambropoulos V, (2016) ‘Unravelling the Muddles of Summary Dismissal under Contracts of Employment,’ 44:2 Australian Business Law Review 119-131.
  • Bagaric M, Lambropoulos V and Xynas L, (2016) ‘The Irrelevance to Sentencing Of (Most) Incidental Hardships Suffered by Offenders,’ 39:1 University of New South Wales Law Journal 47-83.
  • Bagaric M, Lambropoulos V and Xynas L, (2016) ‘Taking Parsimony Seriously’ 57:1 South Texas Law Review 1-42.
  • Lambropoulos V, (2013) ‘The evolution of freedom of association in Australia's federal industrial relations law: from trade union security to workplace rights,’ Labor history, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1-24, Routledge, Abingdon, England.
  • Lambropoulos V and Wynn M, (2013) ‘Unfair labour practices, trade union victimisation and voice: a comparison of Australia and the United Kingdom,’ Adelaide Law Review, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 43-64, Adelaide Law Review Association.
  • Lambropoulos V, (2013) ‘Workers, a neglected voice in environmental decisions,’ Alternative Law Journal, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 245-249, Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative, Melbourne, Vic. 
  • Lambropoulos V, (2010) ‘What can Australia learn from the Europeans about public participation? Article 6 of the Aarhus Convention and environmental impact statements,’ Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 272-295, Lawbook Co., North Ryde, N.S.W. 
  • Lambropoulos V, (2009) ‘Greening Australian workplaces: workers and the environment,’ Alternative Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 189-192, Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative, Melbourne, Vic.  
  • Lambropoulos V, (2006) ‘Nationalisation of the industrial relations system,’ Law Institute journal, vol. 80, no. 8, pp. 52-55, Law Institute of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.

PhD supervision

I am willing to supervise

SJD supervision

I am willing to supervise

MPhil supervision

I am willing to supervise

LLM Masters thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise

Honours thesis supervision

I am willing to supervise

Internship supervision

I am willing to supervise

Previous courses

Year Course code Course name
2017 LAWS8703
Class #6765
Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence A
2017 LAWS8704
Class #6766
Criminal Law & Procedure & Evidence B

Teaching awards

Year Title
2013 Deaking Law School: Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

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