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Associate Director – Research, Advocacy and Policy, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University

Former lawyer, speechwriter and ministerial staffer, Elena Campbell has worked in social and legal policy for nearly twenty years. With particular experience in equal opportunity, human rights, family violence reform and other areas of social justice, Elena has also worked as a consultant researcher, writer and editor for a range of organisations, including the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Now Associate Director at RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice, Elena is also the author of a number of the CIJ’s reports, including Opportunities for early intervention: bringing perpetrators of family violence into view, which has gained significant traction at both a state and national level. Elena is currently overseeing a program of research which focusses primarily on perpetration of family violence; court processes which respond to family violence; as well as how experience of family violence can propel people into contact with the criminal justice system.


  • –present
    Manager, policy and research, RMIT University