Dr Alex Patrick


Dr Alex Patrick
NameDr Alex Patrick
Job titleLecturer in Law
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressa.patrick@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1288-3969
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Alex Patrick joined Middlesex University in 2021 as a Lecturer in Law. She holds an LLB and a Master of Philosophy from The University of Adelaide, Australia. She obtained her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from The Australian National University, and has been admitted as a lawyer of the New South Wales Supreme Court. She completed her PhD at The University of Southampton, with a thesis entitled 'Pay Transparency & Unequal Pay for Equal Work: Devising an Effective Regulatory Framework'.

Alex’s research interests are in equality and discrimination law, primarily considering the role of regulatory tools to strengthen employer compliance with equal pay law. Her current research focuses on the utility of various methods of pay transparency, including gender pay gap reporting and equal pay auditing. Alex is also interested in researching the role of law in eliminating violence against women. Her M.Phil thesis examined criminal law representations of domestic violence in the UK and Australia, and proposed a new criminal offence of intimate partner abuse which recognises the vulnerability of victims of coercive control.

Teaching

Alex currently teaches on the following modules and programmes:

  • Deputy LLB Programme Leader
  • Module Leader LAW3116/1616 Child and Family Law
  • Module Tutor LAW1104 Legal Method

Postgraduate Supervision:

  • Batuhan Beyatli, The Intersection of International and EU Law for Social Rights Protection of Vulnerable Groups: A Focus on Racial and Ethnic Groups (2023)

Education and qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law
University of Southampton
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Law
University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)
Australian National University
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
University of Adelaide
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCert HE)
Middlesex University
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Lawyer of the New South Wales Supreme Court
Supreme Court of New South Wales

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

The UK pay transparency regulations: apparent transparency without accountability?

Benedi Lahuerta, S., Rejchrt, P. and Patrick, A. 2023. The UK pay transparency regulations: apparent transparency without accountability? Legal Studies. https://doi.org/10.1017/lst.2023.12

The role of equal pay auditing in resolving unequal pay: More hindrance than help?

Patrick, A. 2023. The role of equal pay auditing in resolving unequal pay: More hindrance than help? in: Hamilton, F. and Griffiths, E. (ed.) The Evolution of the Gender Pay Gap: A Comparative Perspective Routledge. pp. 153-168

The right to know: equal pay, privacy and the impact on professional relationships

Patrick, A. 2024. The right to know: equal pay, privacy and the impact on professional relationships. SLSA 2024: Annual Conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association. University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK 26 - 28 Mar 2024

Pay inequality and the limiting effect of the business case

Patrick, A. 2023. Pay inequality and the limiting effect of the business case. Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law 10th Annual Conference. Utrecht University 28 - 30 Jun 2023

The role of equal pay auditing in resolving unequal pay: more hindrance than help?

Patrick, A. 2020. The role of equal pay auditing in resolving unequal pay: more hindrance than help? The Gender Pay Gap: From History to Computer Algorithms. Northumbria University, UK 20 - 20 Nov 2020

The potential and the missed opportunity of mandatory equal pay auditing

Patrick, A. 2019. The potential and the missed opportunity of mandatory equal pay auditing. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2019. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom 03 - 06 Sep 2019

Pay transparency and unequal pay for equal work: devising an effective regulatory framework

Patrick, A. 2023. Pay transparency and unequal pay for equal work: devising an effective regulatory framework. PhD thesis University of Southampton Faculty of Social Sciences
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