Dr Dominique Moritz is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, in the School of Law and Society at UniSC. 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 UniSC, 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 and expertise relates to children's capacity and consent and involve health law and criminal law areas. Dominique's research has attracted external grant funding and been published in many multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journals. 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 and a member of the Sunshine Coast Health Institute. Dominique supervises honours and PhD (law and/or health) students and is currently available to take on new students.
- Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit, Core Member
- Sunshine Coast Health Institute, Member
- Admitted as Solicitor (Supreme Court of Queensland)
- Golden Key International Honours Society
|Grant/Project name||Investigators||Funding body and A$ value||Year(s)||Focus (of research grant)|
|National Disability Insurance Agency||Pearce, Moritz (co-leaders), Hogarth in partnership with Little Athletics Australia||$806,119||2020-2023||True Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Competitive Athletics|
|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|
- Health law
- Children's law issues
- Capacity and consent
- Health practitioner regulation
- Foundations of Law
- Health Law
- Children and the Law
- Paramedic Law and Ethics
Dominique’s research expertise is the law related to children’s decision-making including consent and capacity. Her knowledge broadly encompasses criminal law, health law and regulatory concepts related to children with a particular interest in child sexual abuse material criminalisation.
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