Dr Shi is an expert in employment law, discrimination law and technology law.
Dr Shi’s research focuses on employment law and discrimination law protections for vulnerable workers and gender equality. She has worked with trade unions and NGOs to investigate gender equality outcomes. She has also co-led the Law Institute of Victoria Employment and Industrial Relations Committee to provide influential submissions to the Australian Human Rights Commission, Fair Work Commission, State and Federal Parliaments.
Dr Shi is the labour and supply chain theme lead, at RMIT's Business and Human Rights Centre.
Dr Shi has published her research in highly regarded A and A* ranked journals including UNSW Law Journal, Adelaide Law Review and the Australian Journal of Labour Law. Her publications in highly ranked journals have a high impact and have been cited by other leading scholars in Australia and overseas.
Dr Shi is a recognised leader in innovative teaching strategies and pedagogies. She has published on her teaching and learning strategies in international journals. She has achieved consistently high teaching scores and was awarded the RMIT University College of Business Teaching Award. Dr Shi lectures in the LLB program, the Master of Human Resources Management program and the Master of Blockchain at RMIT University.
As a result of her strong expertise in employment law and discrimination law, Dr Shi has been interviewed by The Age, The Sun Herald, ABC Radio, 3CR Radio, 2SER Radio, OHS Alert and Channel Ten’s 10daily news.
Dr Shi’s law publications in The Conversation have had over 253,000 readers as at the end of 2021.
- Solicitor, Kahns Lawyers
- In-house Solicitor, Compumedics Medical Instruments Ltd
- Management Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Doctor of Juridical Science, La Trobe University
- Master of Laws, Monash University
- Graduate Certificate in Education, RMIT University
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Melbourne
- Howe, J.,Shi, E.,Clibborn, S. (2022). Fruit Picking In Fear: An Examination of Sexual Harassment on Australian Farms In: Melbourne University Law Review, 45, 1140 - 1174
- Shi, E.,Helmi, J. (2021). Innovative Teaching And Assessment Methods To Enhance Student Belonging In Online Teaching In: Journal of The Australasian Law Academics Association, 13, 104 - 118
- Shi, E.,Zhong, F. (2020). Addressing sexual harassment law’s inadequacies in altering behaviour and preventing harm: A structural approach In: University of New South Wales Law Journal, 43, 155 - 190
- Shi, E.,Zhong, F. (2019). The egalitarian values underlying the homemaker contribution In: Australian Journal of Family Law, 33, 1 - 22
- Shi, E.,Zhong, F. (2018). Job Security and the Theoretical Basis of the Employment Relationship In: Canberra Law Review, 15, 125 - 144
- Shi, E.,Myers, P.,Zhong, F. (2018). Interteaching: an alternative format of instruction for law classes In: Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 11, 58 - 67
- Shi, E.,Zhong, F. (2018). Rethinking The Reinstatement Remedy In Unfair Dismissal Law In: Adelaide Law Review, 39, 363 - 392
- Shi, E. (2017). Adverse action protection for the right to complain or inquire in s 341 of the Fair Work Act In: Australian Journal of Labour Law, 30, 294 - 317
- Shi, E. (2014). Ambiguous law: The right to bargain for job security In collective agreements In: Victoria University Law and Justice Journal, 4, 89 - 101
- Shi, E. (2012). A tiger with no teeth: Genuine redundancy and reasonable redeployment under the 'fair work act' In: University of Queensland Law Journal, 31, 101 - 114
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