Dominique Allen is a socio-legal scholar, researching anti-discrimination law and equality. She recently completed a large empirical research project that assessed the impact of the innovative mechanisms contained in Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act 2010, which was funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board. Building on that project, she is currently using empirical methodologies to assess the ADR practices used to resolve discrimination claims in Queensland, NSW and federally.
Previously, she has conducted research projects on the enforcement of anti-discrimination law, the role of statutory equal opportunity agencies in Australia and overseas, and the role of ADR in resolving legal disputes. In 2017 and 2019 she received an Advancing Women's Research Success grant from Monash University.
Dominique has published widely in law journals in Australia and internationally on anti-discrimination law, comparative law, equality, critical race theory and human rights. She regularly presents at local and international conferences and contributes to local and national law reform inquiries. With Professor Neil Rees AM and Professor Simon Rice OAM, she is the author of Australian Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law (Third Ed, The Federation Press, 2018).
Dominique sits on the Advisory Board of the Anti-Discrimination Law Review (Wolters Kluwer) and on the Advisory Board of the US-based Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law. She is a member of the Labour, Equality and Human Rights (LEAH) research group in the Monash Business School and has served as Secretary of the Australian Labour Law Association since 2016.