Peta Spyrou

Peta Spyrou

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


I am a PhD candidate in the School of Law. My research explores how the equal opportunity commissions in South Australia, Victoria and federally attempt to resolve the disability discrimination complaints of primary or secondary students with disability-related problem behaviour.

I have an extensive research background having held research roles with the Parliament of South Australia, and having provided research assistance to academics from multiple disciplines, including Law and Commerce. I also have a strong interest in disability rights, developed through my industry experience as a support worker in the disability sector.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Spyrou, E. L. (2019). Considering the Provision of Growth Attenuation Treatment to Profoundly Disabled Children in Light of the Family Court’s Welfare Jurisdiction. Journal of Law and Medicine, 26, 874-895.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Spyrou, E. (2021). ADR IN DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS REGARDING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN AND VICTORIAN COMPULSORY-AGED STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY PROBLEM BEHAVIOUR. In NA. Hosted by the University of Newcastle.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2021 Spyrou, E. (2021). One year after the death of Ann Marie Smith, people living with disabilities are still waiting for meaningful change. ABC Religion & Ethics.

- Equal Opportunity Commission Scholarship 

- Zelling Gray Supplementary Scholarship (2019, 2020, 2021)

- Ian Wilson Liberal Supplementary Scholarship - Category A (2021)

LAW 3509 Anti Discrimination and Equality Law - Seminar leader and tutor 

LAW 1501 Foundations of Law - Seminar leader and tutor 

  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2021 - ongoing Director Equality Lawyers Equality Lawyers Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - 2021 Considering the adequacy of ADR in disability discrimination complaints regarding the education of compulsory aged students with disability-induced problem behaviour 9th ADR Research Network Round Table and Civil Justice Research Conference University of Newcastle Law School Australia

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