Emma Graham
Emma Graham


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law

Degree type

Higher Degree Research

Research project topic

Nature and causes of maternity discrimination

PhD Candidate

Emma is a PhD candidate at the ANU College of Law, interested in feminist legal theory, labour law and anti-discrimination law. The aim of her doctoral research is to extend existing knowledge about the nature and causes of maternity discrimination resulting in job loss in Australia.  

Emma has worked at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department since 2011, providing advice to government in a number of legal policy areas, including native title litigation, constitutional law and human rights. Emma prepared and was a member of the Australian delegation that appeared before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2017. She also prepared the delegation for its appearance before the Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2019. 

Emma commenced her PhD research in February 2020, with the support of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation.

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