Staff

Dr David James Cantor

David James Cantor provides overall strategic direction to the RLI. He conducts research on the practical  protection of refugees and other displaced persons, particularly during situations of armed conflict. He has carried out in-depth fieldwork on displacement and armed conflict in Colombia and is a recognised specialist in this field. David has a particular interest in refugee law, human rights law and certain areas of the international law of armed conflict. He previously worked for the Refugee Legal Centre and UNHCR.

Email: david.cantor@sas.ac.uk
Web: http://research.sas.ac.uk/experts/staff/114/dr-david-james-cantor
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8827

 

Dr Sarah Singer

Dr Sarah Singer is an Early Career Lecturer at the Refugee Law Initiative and Lecturer in Human Rights Law at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Sarah is also Managing Editor of the International Community Law Review, a peer reviewed academic journal published by Martinus Nijhoff/Brill. She teaches the law component of the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights.

Sarah’s research interests are in refugee law and policy, human rights and migration. She has published a number of books and articles on international and European refugee law. Her current research addresses the challenges posed to national and international public policy by asylum seekers who are suspected of serious criminality. Sarah previously worked as an immigration caseworker at the House of Commons and has received a number of awards for her research including the prestigious Modern Law Review Scholarship.

Email: sarah.singer@sas.ac.uk
Web: http://research.sas.ac.uk/search/staff/801/dr-sarah-singer/ 
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7862 8827

 

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

Violeta Moreno-Lax co-ordinates EU Asylum Law research and teaching activities for the RLI. She is a Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she teaches EU Law and EU Migration Law. She has previously taught at the Universities of Liverpool, Oxford, Louvain, and Nijmegen as well as at the College of Europe. She has also acted as consultant for the European Parliament and the European Commission, and has advised a number of governmental and non-governmental organisations active in the area of refugee and migrant rights. Her current research focuses on the interface between border control, migration management and international protection under EU and international law. Key works include: Seeking Asylum in Europe: Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law, (OUP, forthcoming); EU Immigration and Asylum Law, 2nd Ed., (with S. Peers, E. Guild et al), (Brill, 2012); ‘Seeking Asylum in the Mediterranean’, (2011) 23 IJRL 174; and ‘Must EU Borders Have Doors for Refugees?’, (2008) 10 EJML 315.

Email: v.moreno-lax@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)151 794 30 91

 

Nichloas Maple

Nick is the academic support officer for the MA in Refugee Protection, on which he also teaches forced migration studies. He researches refugees and freedom of movement in southern Africa.

Email: nicholas.maple@sas.ac.uk

 

Susan Reardon-Smith

Susie works as an academic support officer to coordinate and facilitate research across the RLI and its networks, drawing on her experience as both a practitioner and a scholar.

Email: susan.reardon-smith@london.ac.uk