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Georgia van Toorn

Research fellow, UNSW Sydney

Dr Georgia van Toorn is a postdoctoral research fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). Her research explores the politics and ethics of automated decision-making, particularly as it affects and is experienced by people with disability. This includes work on the neoliberal transformation of social welfare regimes through the introduction of algorithmic decision-making logics and tools.

Georgia has a background in social policy, political economy, and critical disability studies. Her book, The New Political Economy of Disability, explores the role that social movements and transnational advocacy networks play in shaping the diffusion of individualised, market-based models of disability support provision. Prior to joining ADM+S, Georgia was a researcher at the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, where she combined academic research with applied policy research for government and non-government organisations. Georgia holds a Bachelor of Social Research and Policy (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Glasgow and UNSW.


  • –present
    Dr, University of New South Wales


  • 2019 
    University of Glasgow, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Centre of Excellence
    Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council