Researcher biography

Dr Amelia Radke is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology, First Class Honours), and PhD (Law and Anthropology) from the University of Queensland. She has a diverse professional background having worked as a Research and Project Officer with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, along with various academic roles at Griffith University and the University of Queensland.

As a qualitative researcher, Radke's research to date has focused on how the language of human rights has shaped innovative institutions (ie court innovation programs), along with new and emerging technologies (ie artifical intelligence and quantum technologies). She has published on a range of topics such as Indigenous sentencing courts, gender-specific bail programs, kinship rights, and digital human rights. She is particularly interested in exploring the policy implications of human rights and cyber security in the digital age.

Her current funded research includes an NHMRC Ideas Grant which uses a multidisciplinary, right to health lens to critically explore and bring to light Indigenous Australians' experiences of racial discrimination in accessing equitable, quality and timely health services in urban, rural and remote locations. She is also an Associate Investigator on an ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) (centre based at RMIT). In addition to her research in academia, she led a community-based criminal law initiative called 'Transport2Court' with Bryony Walters and the Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS), which was funded through a Uniting Care Community Future by Design Social Innovation Grant.