Liam Elphick


  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Liam Elphick is a Lecturer at the UWA Law School, having commenced in July 2017 following an Associateship with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Liam's research interests are three-fold. Firstly, Liam's main area of research is anti-discrimination law, with a focus on LGBTIQA+ and religious freedom protections, and the enforcement and understanding of anti-discrimination law norms in Australia. Secondly, he researches into private law, and in particular the role negligence laws play in shaping social norms and behaviour. He also applies his negligence and anti-discrimination law research in the context of sport, both in Australia and internationally. Finally, Liam has a strong passion for legal education and undertakes empirical research into best pedagogical practices in teaching and learning.


BA (Political Science & International Relations), UWA
LLB (First Hons), UWA

Roles and responsibilities

LGBTIQA+ Advisor, UWA Law School
Member, Australian Discrimination Law Experts Group
Member, Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group
Member, UWA LGBTIQA+ Working Group
Community Representative, GLBTI Rights in Ageing, Inc.
Committee Member, Pinnacle Foundation WA Regional Committee

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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