Research Fellow (CELRL)
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Maria Azzurra is undertaking a PhD in comparative Labour Law, focussing on the protection of workers involved in agency work arrangements (or labour-hire) in Australia and in Italy. She is a Teaching Fellow in Employment Law at Melbourne Law School and has lectured the subject 'Employment Relations and Legal Framework' at ACU. As a Research Assistant and Research Fellow at the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, she has been involved in several research projects, ranging from ownership of employees’ creations, enforcement of workplace rights and Australian labour migration. She is an employment lawyer admitted to practice in Italy and she has studied and worked both in Italy and in Australia in this field. In particular, Azzurra completed a Law Degree in 2008 at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, with a major in Labour Law and a final dissertation thesis analysing the protection of employees during transfer of undertaking in Europe and in Australia. She worked as an employment lawyer in Milan, studied Human Resource Management in Australia and has previously worked as a research assistant both at the University of Melbourne and in private practice. Maria Azzurra is the Administrator of the Labour Law Research Network and volunteers for a not for profit organisation (NOMIT) that assists newly arrived Italian migrants in Melbourne.