Claire is a Legal Officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a doctoral candidate at the University of Geneva. Her doctoral research focuses on the legal relevance of burden sharing within the international refugee protection regime, and is being supervised by Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill and Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes.

Claire has a LLM in international law from the New York University School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar), and a BA/LLB from the University of New South Wales (University Medal in Law). She also studied at Harvard University, on the Harvard Travel Scholarship, and Aix-Marseille University in France.

Publications/recent projects

  • “The origins of ‘burden-sharing’ in the contemporary refugee protection regime” (2017) 29(4) International Journal of Refugee Law (forthcoming)
  • “Introductory note to the Amman summary conclusions on international cooperation to share burdens and responsibilities” (with Anja Klug), (2012) 24(2) International Journal of Refugee Law 468-470
  • “International refugee law, hyper-legalism and migration management: the Pacific solution”, in M. Geiger and A. Pecoud (eds), The Politics of International Migration Management (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)