Dr Linda Steele is an Associate Professor at UTS Law Faculty. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong. She is the 2023 recipient of the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Award for Legal Academic of the Year. Dr Steele was previously a solicitor with the Intellectual Disability Rights Service.
Dr Steele is a socio-legal researcher working at the intersections of disability, law and social justice. Dr Steele is currently leading a program of research 'Truth Justice Repair' through which she is exploring with academic colleagues and Disabled People's Organisations how we reckon with and repair the harms associated with violence, institutionalisation and segregation of disabled people.
Dr Steele is author of Disability, Criminal Justice and Law (2020, Routledge) and co-editor of Sites of Conscience: Place, Memory and the Project of Deinstitutionalization (forthcoming UBC Press, with E. Punzi) and The Legacies of Institutionalisation: Disability, Law and Policy in the ‘Deinstitutionalised’ Community (2020, Hart Publishing, with C. Spivakovsky and P. Weller).