ECR Network

Early Career Research Network

The ALLA early career network, coordinated by Dr Angelo Capuano was established to foster the research, teaching, engagement and career development of junior labour law scholars. If you are a current Masters or doctoral student, a research fellow or post-doctoral fellow, or an academic who was awarded their doctorate 5 years ago or less, or who has not completed a doctorate but has less than 10 years experience as an academic, I invite you to join the ECR Network and take part in its activities.

If you are an eligible ALLA member and would like to join the network please email

ALLA ECR Network Seminar

Preparing more effective presentations

12:00pm Wednesday 24 May 2023, CQUniversity Melbourne Campus, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne

Getting your message across is very important. Your best work is wasted if you don’t present it well. The Hon Peter Gray AM encourages you to focus on the core message. His system of seven steps will help you to prepare and structure your presentation so that it will be more effective. He will also unpack the standard method of presenting information in English. He will show you how to break the standard pattern, so that the important points of your presentation will have more impact.

This ECR seminar is open to all ALLA members register here, or see full flyer or futher details.

Past Events

The ECR Network had a busy 2021. Events were held online and featured presentations from Professor Joellen Riley Munton, Associate Professor Alysia Blackham and Associate Professor Joanna Howe.

Friday 28 May 2021 - Effective Abstract Drafting

Friday 30 July 2021 - Applying for Research Grants in Labour Law

Friday 27 August 2021 - Delivering a Powerful Conference Presentation

Friday 22 October 2021 - Practice Paper Presentations for the ALLA Conference

Friday 13 November 2020 - ALLA ECR 2020 Online Conference

The online ECR Conference was held featuring papers presented by ALLA ECR members Angelo Capuano; Jacqueline Meredith, Dr Gabrielle Golding, Emma Babbage, Melissa Kennedy and Renee BurnsProfessor Anthony Forsyth acted as discussant on the day.

Friday 13 November 2020 - #ALLAECRSeminarSeries

ECR Coordinator Dr Gabrielle Golding hosted Emerita Professor Rosemary Owens AO presenting the seminar 'Developing a Career as a Labour Law Researcher'.

Friday 25 September 2020 - #ALLAECRSeminarSeries

ECR Coordinator Dr Gabrielle Golding hosted Associate Professor Dominique Allen presenting the seminar 'Effective Writing Strategies'.

28 August 2020 - #ALLAECRSeminarSeries

ECR Coordinator Dr Gabrielle Golding played host to Professor Andrew Stewart presenting the seminar 'Publishing in the Field of Labour Law'.

7 April 2020 - What do meanings of wellbeing mean for me right now? 

Presented by Emma Babbage this seminar will extract some key meanings of wellbeing which she has been looking at in her PhD research, and what they could mean for you at this time. After opening the conversation, Emma will invite discussion from the attendees to share ideas and concerns about managing our wellbeing.

27 November 2019

A successful day-long workshop was held at the Melbourne Law School and featured presentations from Associate Professor Alysia Blackham, Professor Belinda Smith, Professor Carolyn Sutherland, and Dr Dominique Allen.