Prof Karen Soldatic is an Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) from Western Sydney University.

Professor Karen Soldatić is a School of Social Sciences & Institute Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. She was awarded a Fogarty Foundation Excellence in Education Fellowship for 2006–2009, a British Academy International Fellowship in 2012, a fellowship at The Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University (2011–2012), and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (2016–2019).

Her research on global welfare regimes, social categorisation and processes of inequality builds on her 20 years of experience as an international (Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia), national and state‐based senior policy analyst, researcher and educator. She obtained her PhD (Distinction ‐ summa cum laude equiv.) in 2010 from the University of Western Australia.