The RLI’s network of senior research associates aims to facilitate collaborative work between established scholars. It also provides a forum for research dissemination to advance the boundaries of their respective fields of study by feeding into national and international policy on the protection of refugees and displaced persons. 

Find out how to join the network here.


Amira Y. Badri

Prof. Sociology of Development, Director Social Sciences and Development Research Unit
Ahfad University for Women, Sudan


Dr. Céline Bauloz

Senior Migration Research Officer at IOM and Senior Fellow at the Global Migration Centre

Miriam Cullen

Associate Professor of Public Law and Sustainability, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law

Alice Edwards

Dr Alice Edwards

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Charles Shane Ellison

Clinical Professor of Law/Supervising Attorney, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law


Dr. Michelle Foster

Director of the International Refugee Law Research Programme at Melbourne Law School


Prof. Geoff Gilbert

Professor of Law in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex


Prof. Colin Harvey

Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

Lucy Hovill

Dr. Lucy Hovil

Managing Editor of the Intl Journal of Transitional Justice, and Deployable Civilian Expert for the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit


Martin Jones

Lecturer in international human rights law at the University of York

Gillian Kane

Dr Gillian Kane

Lecturer in the School of Law/Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University

Linda Kirk

Linda Kirk

Tutor: Protecting Human Rights, Refugees and Displaced Persons in International Law
Associate Professor at UNSW Law in Sydney​; Senior Member Administrative App


Prof. Hélène Lambert

Professor of International Law at the University of Westminster, Professor of Law at University of Woollongong


Prof. Jane McAdam

Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW

Kirsten Mcconnachie

Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Social Science) and Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of East Anglia


Prof. Stephen Meili

Director of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinic

Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne

Assistant Professor, School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University, Ireland
Senior Researcher at the Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University, Czech


Prof. Naohiko Omata

Associate Professor, Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Aaron Petty

Dr. Aaron Petty

Appellate Immigration Judge (US), & Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois

Dr Tomasz Sieniow

Assistant Professor of Law at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Vicki Squire

Professor of International Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

Almamy Sylla

Dr. Almamy Sylla

Senior Lecturer at the Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako (ULSHB), Mali


Dr. Agnes Woolley

Lecturer in Transnational Literature and Migration Cultures at Birkbeck, University of London


Matthew Zagor

Associate Professor at Australian National University, Director of Law Reform and Social Justice (ANU)