Joellen Riley is Professor of Labour Law at Sydney Law School where she teaches in the Master of Labour Law and Relations program. She holds degrees in Arts and Law from the Universities of Sydney and Oxford, and has been teaching and researching in the field of employment and labour law since 1998.
She studied law after a number of years as a financial journalist, and spent some time in commercial legal practice before joining the University of Sydney. Her academic career includes some years on the staff of the Law Faculty of the University of New South Wales, where she taught principally in corporate and commercial law.
Her publications include Employee Protection at Common Law (Federation Press, 2005), The Law of Work (OUP, 2007 and 2011) (with Rosemary Owens and Jill Murray), and a number of books on federal workplace legislation.
Dr Riley is a Fellow of the Commercial Law Association, an active member of the Australian Labour Law Association, and since 2008 she has been a co-editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law.