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Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University

Dr Shi teaches and researches in employment law and discrimination law.

She is particularly interested in the legal protection of vulnerable employees and the extent to which novel approaches in law-making achieve the purpose of enhancing employment security.

She has published her research in high ranking academic law journals. She has also conducted research in multidisciplinary teams and published in industrial relations journals.


  • 2002–2018
    Law Lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2001–2002
    Solicitor, Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre
  • 2000–2001
    Solicitor, Kahns Lawyers
  • 2000–2001
    Consultant, PwC Australia


  • 2016 
    La Trobe University, Doctor of Judicial Science in Law
  • 2007 
    Monash University , Master of Laws
  • 2006 
    RMIT University, Graduate Certificate in Education
  • 1999 
    Melbourne University, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science


  • 2018
    Adverse Action Protection For The Right To Complain Or Inquire In Section 341 Of The Fair Work Act, Australian Journal of Labour Law
  • 2017
    Job Security and the Theoretical Basis of the Employment Relationship, Canberra Law Review
  • 2015
    Job Security, Economic Uncertainty and Global Warming and Their Influence on Ski Industry Workers in Japan, World Journal of Management 137
  • 2014
    Ambiguous Law: The Right To Bargain For Job Security In Collective Agreements, Victoria University Law and Justice Journal 89
  • 2012
    A Tiger with No Teeth: Genuine Redundancy and Reasonable Redeployment under the Fair Work Act, The University of Queensland Law Journal 101
  • 2009
    The Transfer of Business Provisions of the Fair Work Act in National and International Context, Australian Journal of Labour Law 39
  • 2009
    Union Responses to the Offshoring of Call Centre Work, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 441
  • 2008
    Redundancy Pay in Australia – Before and After Work Choices, Labor Law Journal 47
  • 2007
    Board Structure and Board Composition in Australia and Germany: A Comparison in the Context of Corporate Governance, Macquarie Journal of Business Law 197
  • 2006
    Time for Reform : the Hardie Scandal, Commercial Law Journal 24