Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza is a senior lecturer at the ANU College of Law working in the fields of Australian National Security Law and Australian Public Law. Dr Dalla-Pozza has been an ardent champion of the ACSS since its conception. She is providing the ACSS team with a combination of logistical and academic assistance, particularly in the development of the simulations. She ​has an interest in crisis simulation development, ​particularly after helping to prepare a team of ANU students to attend a national security crisis law simulation held at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 2018.



Dom’s PhD focused on the process by which the Australian Parliament enacted counter-terrorism legislation between 2001 and 2006. Her primary research now deals with the process by which Australian National Security Law is made. She is particularly interested in the work done by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

In 2015 she presented work on the way in which the Australian Parliament made counter-terrorism law in the post-Howard era at a workshop on Deliberative Constitutionalism at the Faculty of Laws University College London. In early 2020 Dom was a Visiting Researcher at the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown doing some research on oversight of national security oversight mechanisms .

A distinctive feature of the approach Dom takes to legislative process is her use of ideas drawn from deliberative democratic theory as a core theme in her work. One of her main aims as a researcher is to continue to bring together ideas from the disciplines of political science and law to provide a richer understanding of the law- making process.

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