Senior research associates

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.


Dr. Caroline Abu Sa'Da

Director of the Research Unit of MSF Switzerland

Prof. Deborah E. Anker

Director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program


Bruce Burson

New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal


Prof. Vincent Chetail 

Professor, and Founding Director of the Global Migration Centre

Dr. Jeff Crisp

Expert analyst on refugee, migration and humanitarian issues


Dr. Cathryn Costello

Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law, Oxford University

Prof. Heaven Crawley

Professor at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations


Jean-François Durieux​

Expert analyst

Prof. Terje Einarsen

Professor in law at University of Bergen


Dr. Michelle Foster

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

Dr. Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo

Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Law School


Prof. Geoff Gilbert

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

Prof. Elspeth Guild

Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary, University of London


Prof. Colin Harvey

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

Dr. Lucy Hovil

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


Prof. Kate Jastram

Director of Research, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Martin Jones

Lecturer in international human rights law at the University of York


Prof. Satvinder Juss

Director of the MA Course in International Peace & Security at King’s College London

Prof. Susan Kneebone

Professorial Fellow and Associate, Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne


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


Prof. Stephen Meili

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

Prof. Jennifer Moore

Professor of Law, University of New Mexico


Dr. Naohiko Omata

Senior Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Prof. Jaya Ramji-Nogales

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at Temple University


Prof. Philip Schrag

Director of Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Legal Studies

Dr. Prakash Shah

Law Department, Queen Mary, University of London


Dr. James C. Simeon

Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, York University


Dr. Ralph Wilde

Faculty of Laws at University College London

Dr. Dallal Stevens 

Associate Professor of Law at the University of Warwick