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Eileen Baldry

Deputy Vice Chancellor Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Criminology, UNSW


Eileen Baldry AO (BA, DipEd, MWP, PhD) is Deputy Vice Chancellor Inclusion and Diversity and Professor of Criminology, UNSW Sydney. She has taught social policy, social development and criminology over the past 30 years.

Eileen’s research and publications focus on social justice and include mental health and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system; criminalised women and Indigenous Australian women and youth; education, training and employment for prisoners and ex-prisoners; homelessness and transition from prison; Indigenous justice; Indigenous social work; community development and social housing; and disability services.

She has been and is Chief investigator on numerous Australian Research Council (ARC), NH&MRC, AHURI and other grants over the past 25 years. She has been involved in a voluntary capacity with a number of development and justice community organisations and is currently a Director on the Board of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and Deputy Chair NSW Disability Council. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW and of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia (FASSA)

Professor Baldry was awarded the NSW Justice Medal in 2009, in 2016 was named in the AFR/Westpac 100 most influential women in Australia. She was awarded the Order Of Australia (AO) in 2021.

Professor Baldry is also a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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