Dr Dominique Moritz

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Dr Dominique Moritz


Lecturer in Law

LLM Qld.UT, GradDipLegalPrac Qld.UT, LLB Qld.UT, BJus Qld.UT, PhD Sunshine Coast.

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Dr Dominique Moritz


Dr Dominique Moritz is a law lecturer, and First Year Lead, in the School of Law and Criminology at USC. Dominique holds a PhD, Master of Laws degree with a focus on health and medical law and has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Justice (Criminology) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. Dominique has been admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Prior to commencing teaching and research at USC, Dominique served as a police officer with the Queensland Police Service. Dominique has also worked in the industrial and employment law field representing people in a variety of matters including mediation and arbitration through the Industrial Relations Commission.

Dominique's research interests involve health law, capacity and consent, children's law issues and health practitioner regulation. Dominique's doctoral research evaluated paramedic regulation in Australia and proposed that Australian paramedics should be registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act. This short video submitted to the Vice Chancellor's Research Pitch Challenge in 2017 summaries Dominique's research. Dominique's research has been published in a number of multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Law and Medicine. Dominique is the editor, and author, of an industry and teaching textbook, "Paramedic Law and Regulation in Australia" published by Thomson Reuters in 2019. Dominique is also a core member of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit. Dominique also supervises honours and PhD (law and/or health) students.

Professional memberships

  • Admitted as Solicitor (Supreme Court of Queensland)
  • Golden Key International Honours Society

Board and Committee appointments

  • 2019 - present: Director, USC Thunder
  • 2019 - present: Australian Research Council (ARC) Peer Review Assessor, Australia

Research grants

Grant/Project name Investigators Funding body and A$ value Year(s) Focus (of research grant) 
Australian Institute of Criminology Rayment-McHugh, Christensen (co-leaders), McKillop, Moritz, Burton, Munro, Jones, Prenzler & Lacey, in partnership with Queensland Police Service A$68,860 2019-2020 'LEADing evidence-informed Child Exploitation Material (CEM) Reduction'
First Year Experience Grant Dominique Moritz USC 2018 Teaching legal research and writing through guided learning activities
Publication Completion Grant Dominique Moritz USC 2017  
Exploratory Learning and Teaching Grant Burton, Oprescue, MacCarrick, Grainger, Moritz and Pearce USC 2015 Enhancing the reflective practice of first year law students using video recorded simulations in the USC moot court



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