Senior fellow, University of Melbourne

Amanda Porter is Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School. With a background in law and criminology, her research and publications examine policing and cultural safety, with a particular focus on deaths in custody, unrecorded deaths, premature deaths and near misses. She is a proud descendant (through her mother's family) of the Brinja clan of the Yuin nation in south coast New South Wales.

Artwork credit: HJ Wedge (2001) 'Police'.


  • 2018–present
    Scientia Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow, UNSW Law, UNSW
  • 2014–2018
    Chancellor's postdoctoral fellow, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, UTS
  • 2010–2011
    Adjunct lecturer, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney


  • 2014 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of Sydney, BA/LLB (Hons 1)