Dr Kelly Richards is Associate Professor in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on youth justice, restorative justice, and Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA). In 2010, Kelly was awarded the ACT Government Office for Women Audrey Fagan Churchill Fellowship to study restorative measures for the reintegration of child sex offenders in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Her most recent book is Juvenile justice: Youth and crime in Australia (with Professor Chris Cunneen and Professor Rob White).


  • 2013–present
    Senior lecturer, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2007 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD (criminology)