GEORGIA VAN TOORN
Dr Georgia van Toorn is an Associate Investigator at the University of New South Wales node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).
Georgia is a political sociologist specialising in international social policy, politics, disablement, and social justice. Her research explores global transformations in welfare governance, with a particular focus on processes of marketisation, the commodification of social care, and the growing impact of data analytics and algorithmic decision-making in the public sector. Much of her work to date has centred on the changing nature of disability welfare and social reproduction more generally under neoliberalism, notably in the contexts of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Georgia currently teaches social policy in the School of Social Sciences at UNSW. In 2023 Georgia was awarded a research fellowship at the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University, where she undertook participatory research into the ways automated systems can be recognised, resisted, and reoriented to promote disability justice.