Sophie Russell (BSLS, MCrim) is the Research Associate for the Comparative Youth Penality Project and the Rethinking Community Sanctions Project at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Sophie has worked in research, policy and advocacy for the Community Restorative Centre and the Sydney Institute of Criminology. She is involved in a voluntary capacity with community sector organisations including the Women's Justice Network and the Justice Reinvestment Network Australia. She is currently completing a PhD at UTS on imprisonment and post-release in NSW.


  • 2018–present
    PhD Candidate, UTS
  • 2015–present
    Research Associate, UNSW


  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, Master of Criminology
  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies