Institute for Religion, Politics & Society

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Ms Lisa Heap

Adjunct Professor

Lisa is currently working with the Institute of Religion, Politics and Society focusing on work in the Institute’s Cities and Successful Societies research stream.


Lisa is the former Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Employment Rights, a non-government organisation that promotes the application of International Labour Standards within Australia.  She is a practicing solicitor working in the area of workplace relations and discrimination law.  She advises a number of unions and community organisations on strategic directions, governance and campaigning.  She has been engaged as a technical adviser for the International Labour Organisation, held senior positions within a variety of unions, and was the lead advocate for the landmark pay equity case before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission that substantially raised the rates of pay for community sector workers. She is currently working with  the Institute of Religion, Politics and Society focusing on work in the Institute’s Cities and Successful Societies research stream. 

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