RLI Research Affiliates

The RLI Research Affiliates network provides a forum for doctoral students and researchers working on refugee law topics to engage with other researchers in academic exchanges relating to research and developments in the field. The Research Affiliate scheme is open to any researcher registered on a programme of doctorate on a relevant topic at the time of application.

Find out how to join the network here.

Ramy Abdelhady

Egyptian Chief Judge and PhD Student at the University of Bristol

Dr. Michal Agmon-Gonnen

Presiding Judge in the Israeli Federal District Court, affiliate Professor at Tel Aviv University and Visiting Professor in Practice at LSE Law School

Ellen Allde

PhD Candidate in Law at Queen Mary, University of London

Dr. Ayar Ata

Freelance Researcher | Member of IASF | Member of Sustainability Research Group, London South Bank University

Samuel Ballin

PhD candidate at the Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University

Bo Bottomley

Bo Bottomley

PhD researcher at UEA; Policy specialist in violence against women and girls

Soumia Bouhdoud

PhD candidate in Sociology of Migration, Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco

Zoé Briard

Student in Gender Studies / PhD Candidate (EDEM, UCL) / Teaching assistant (ULB)

Tatiana-Maria Cernicova-Dragomir

PhD student within a joint-PhD program between the Law Faculty of the West University of Timișoara (Romania) and Università degi Studi di Udine (Italy)

Sreetapa Chakrabarty

Assistant Professor in Political Science, Centre for Distance and Online Education, Rabindra Bharati University


S. Chelvan

Barrister and PhD candidate at King’s College London

Chunyang Chong

PhD Candidate, School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University

Sarah Craig

Sarah Craig

Tutor: Asylum law in Europe: towards regional harmonisation of international protection

Rosa da Costa

Researcher, Minerva Centre for Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, Haifa University

Thea de Gruchy

Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), Wits University

Sarah Edgcumbe

Sarah Edgcumbe

PhD candidate at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews

Mirko Forti

Postdoctoral researcher in EU law at the University of Tuscia (Italy)

Suraj Girijashanker

Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School; Doctor of Juridical Science Candidate at UCLA School of Law

Jan-Phillip Graf

PhD Candidate in International law at the German Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr-University Bochum

Ayse Gunes

Ayse Gunes

Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Dr Naoko Hashimoto

Associate Professor of International Law, Department of Politics and International Studies, International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo

Dr Lynn Hillary LLM

Assistant Professor, Europeanization Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Amsterdam

Asher Hirsch

Asher Hirsch

Senior Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia
& a PhD candidate at Monash University in Law Faculty


Claire Inder

PhD Candidate at the University of Geneva and Legal Officer with UNHCR

Julia Kienast

Julia Kienast

Postdoc at Aarhus University; my academic titles are Dr.iur. and LL.M.

Julian Lehmann

Julian Lehmann

Project manager at the GPPi and PhD candidate at Dresden University of Technology

Sara Lembrechts

PhD researcher at Ghent University’s Migration Law Research Group (MigrLaw)

Dr Izabella Majcher

Consultant at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Migration Unit

Dr. Nicholas Maple

Lecturer in Refugee Studies; Module Convenor of An Introduction to Forced Migration Studies on the RLI MA Programme

Irene Manganini

PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of Geneva

Dr. Madalina Moraru

Assistant Professor of EU law, Centre for Judicial Cooperation, European University Institute

Monica Namanya

PhD candidate, Irish Centre for Human Rights, University of Galway

Likim Ng

Likim Ng

PhD candidate at Australian National University

Dr Derya Ozkul

Postdoctoral research officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Nicolas Parent

Part-Time Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

Malavika Rao

Malavika Rao

PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute Geneva

Adel-Naim Reyhani

Adel-Naim Reyhani

Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in Vienna

Lore Roels

PhD Fellow, Migration Law Research Group and Gender & Violence Team, Ghent University

Cory Rodgers

Dr. Cory Rodgers

Postdoctoral researcher at Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Dr Tual Sawn Khai

Lingnan University · School of Graduate Studies, PhD Sociology and Social Policy

Chiara Scissa

Chiara Scissa

PhD candidate in Law at the Institute of Law, Politics and Development, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Irem Sengul

Assistant Professor at International Law Department, Faculty of Law, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University

Hasna Sheikh

LAHP Doctoral Student, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

Sophia Soares

Sophia Soares

PhD Researcher at the University of Bristol’s School of Law

Dr Ciara Smyth

Programme Director of the LL.M in International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

Dr Rebecca Smyth

Lecturer in Law at Birmingham City University, specialising in international human rights law

Ricardo Strauch Aveline

Professor of Law and Coordinator of the Legal Practice Center at Faculdade Estácio in Porto Alegre/Brazil

Ria Sunga

Ria Sunga

PhD candidate at the University of Manchester

Katja Swider RPM260

Dr Katja Swider

Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law

Kris van der Pas

LL.M, PhD Candidate, Centre for Migration Law, Department of International and European Law, Radboud University

Denise Venturi

PhD Candidate in International Law at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium


Giulia Vicini

PhD candidate at Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne and University of Milan

Daniela Vitiello

Tenure track assistant professor of EU law at Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy)

Dr Janna Wessels

Associate Professor at the Amsterdam Center for Migration and Refugee Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Ailsa Winton RPM400

Ailsa Winton

Tutor: Dissertation - Refugee protection and forced migration studies

Hannah Zaruchas

PhD candidate and research fellow at the doctoral training group 'Dynamic Integration' at Humboldt University Berlin

Cristina Zamora-Gómez

Dr Cristina Zamora-Gómez

Assistant professor at the Department of International Public Law and International Relations of the University of Alicante (Spain)