Senior Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law
Dr Paul Harpur’s research and teaching expertise are in the areas of disability rights, anti-discrimination laws, work health and safety laws and corporate social responsibility.
Dr Harpur has published widely in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States on employment, anti-discrimination and human rights laws.
Dr Harpur has led a range of projects, including an International Labour Organization project assessing labour rights in the South Pacific, including a particular focus on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Dr Harpur has an extremely strong international reputation holding prestigious research fellowships with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, Institute for Lifecourse & Society, National University of Ireland, Galway and with the Burton Blatt Institute, College of Law, Syracuse University, New York.
Dr Harpur is the author of: Paul Harpur, Discrimination, Copyright and Equality: Opening the Ebook for the Print Disabled (2017) Cambridge University Press.
Prior to academia Dr Harpur was a lawyer in private practice and a professional athlete with a disability, competing in the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Paralympics, the 2002 Manchester and 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a range of other international competitions