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Dr Dawn Duncan

Dawn Duncan image 2020

BSocSc(Waik) LLB(Hons)(Well) GDipDR PGDipOHS (Massey) LLM(Hons)(Auck) PhD(Well)

Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8846
Office 9th Floor - 9N10
Email dawn.duncan@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

Dawn teaches primarily in labour law.

Research interests

Dawn’s research interests include employment law, labour market regulation and new forms of work, workers’ compensation, ACC and work health and safety, social security law and workplace dispute resolution.

Background

Dawn has practiced employment law in New Zealand and Australia, and has acted for individuals, unions, and large employers in a number of sectors. She completed her PhD at Victoria University of Wellington in 2019, her thesis proposing a new model for the compensation of work-related health problems in the ACC scheme.

Dawn is a committee member of the New Zealand Labour Law Society, and contributes to a number of texts and resources on New Zealand employment law. Dawn regularly speaks to the media, and to government, unions and employer groups on matters relating to employment law and work health and safety.

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Publications

Duncan, D. (2021). Hobbit laws: Human rights and the making of a bad sequel. Policy Quarterly, 17(2), 45-50.

Toy-Cronin, B., Pirini, M., Turner, D., & Duncan, D. (2020). An evaluation of legal information chatbots: Useability, utility, and accuracy. Commissioned by Citizen AI, Community Law Wellington & Community Law Centres O Aotearoa. 58p.

Duncan, D. (2020). COVID-19 and Labour Law: New Zealand. Italian Labour Law e-Journal, 13(1S), 1-5. doi: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10956

Duncan, D. (2019, February). ACC and worker health: Expanding to get a better scheme, not just a bigger one. Verbal presentation at the The "Private" Law's Response to Accident, Illness and Disability, Hong Kong, China.

Duncan, D. (2019, June). The increasingly complex relationships between work and health: A principled path to legal reform. Verbal presentation at the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) Conference, Valparaíso, Chile.

Toy-Cronin, B., Pirini, M., Turner, D., & Duncan, D. (2020). An evaluation of legal information chatbots: Useability, utility, and accuracy. Commissioned by Citizen AI, Community Law Wellington & Community Law Centres O Aotearoa. 58p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Alexander-Crawford, P., Sutton, N., Sutton, D., & Duncan, D. (2018). Commercial law in New Zealand business. Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters, 505p.

Authored Book - Research

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., & Duncan, D. (2017). Employment law in New Zealand (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 654p.

Authored Book - Research

Duncan, D. (2017). ACC and workers' health: Compensation, compromises and consequences. In G. Anderson, A. Geare, E. Rasmussen & M. Wilson (Eds.), Transforming workplace relations in New Zealand 1976-2016. (pp. 230-246). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Duncan, D. (2021). Hobbit laws: Human rights and the making of a bad sequel. Policy Quarterly, 17(2), 45-50.

Journal - Research Article

Duncan, D. (2019). 50 years on from the Woodhouse Report: Worker's health in New Zealand's ACC scheme. Policy Quarterly, 15(1), 54-60. doi: 10.26686/pq.v15i1.5297

Journal - Research Article

Duncan, D. (2019). Invisible consequences: The health hazards of "women's work" in New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 50(2), 341-358. doi: 10.26686/vuwlr.v50i2.5749

Journal - Research Article

Duncan, D. (2018). A battle for hearts and minds: New Zealand's legal response to work-stress-related depression and cardiovascular disease. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 43(3), 3-17.

Journal - Research Article

Duncan, D. (2016). Regulating work that kills us slowly: The challenge of chronic work-related health problems. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 41(2), 87-103.

Journal - Research Article

Duncan, D. (2020). COVID-19 and Labour Law: New Zealand. Italian Labour Law e-Journal, 13(1S), 1-5. doi: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10956

Journal - Research Other

Duncan, D. (2019, February). ACC and worker health: Expanding to get a better scheme, not just a bigger one. Verbal presentation at the The "Private" Law's Response to Accident, Illness and Disability, Hong Kong, China.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Duncan, D. (2019, June). The increasingly complex relationships between work and health: A principled path to legal reform. Verbal presentation at the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) Conference, Valparaíso, Chile.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Duncan, D. (2019, November). Should mediation play any role in WHS? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Labour Law Society (NZLLS) Biennial Conference: Labour Law in 2019: Continuity, Change and Emerging Challenges, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Duncan, D. (2019). Beyond accident: A model for the compensation of work-related harm in New Zealand (PhD). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/8517

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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