B Commerce (UQ), LLB (UQ), LLM (QUT), PhD (Griffith)
Elena Marchetti was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship grant in 2014 to undertake research exploring how Indigenous-focused criminal justice programs can be more aptly evaluated to reflect the ethos of the programs.
Prior to this, Elena was the lead Chief Investigator of a five-year ARC Discovery Projects Grant, for which she also received an Australian Research Fellowship, to research the efficacy of Indigenous sentencing courts in sentencing partner violence offenders.
Elena’s other research interests include Indigenous and feminist critiques of justice processes, and access to justice for minority groups. She has extensive knowledge of specialty courts, particularly those involving Indigenous offenders and is the author of a number of articles, chapters and reports in the areas of Indigenous justice, and intersectional race and gender analyses of legal processes.
Her PhD research, completed in 2005, considered why the Australian Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was unable to take intersectional race and gender approach in its analysis.
Prior to commencing the ARC Research Fellowship, Elena taught in the areas of criminal law and procedure, family and domestic violence, and evidence. She is a member of the Law Futures Centre and the Griffith Criminology Institute. She has also previously served as a Sessional Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
- Treatment of Indigenous peoples by the Australian legal and criminal justice systems
- Indigenous and feminist critiques of criminal justice processes
- Access to justice for minority groups