Senior lecturer Law Health Justice Research Centre at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology SydneyAustraliahttps://www.uts.edu.au/staff/linda.steele
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Dr Linda Steele is a senior lecturer and member of the Law Health Justice Research Centre at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She is also a Visiting Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia. Linda’s research is focused on understanding law’s complex and contradictory relationship to violence, segregation, discrimination and inequality and reflecting on what this means for how we engage with legal methods (eg law reform, litigation) to achieve disability and gender justice. She is currently the Chief Investigator on a project titled 'Safe and Just Futures for People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care' funded by a Dementia Australia Research Foundation - Victoria Project Grant (with AIs Richard Fleming, Lyn Phillipson and Kate Swaffer (UOW)). This project investigates how international human rights law might be used to contest segregation that occurs through the care home built environment. Linda has a broad research interest in disability institutionalisation. She has a forthcoming monograph – Reconsidering Court Diversion: Disability, Criminal Justice and Law (Routledge). She is also currently engaged in research on institutional violence and disability memorials as ‘sites of conscience’.