Cathryn Costello is Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law, and a fellow of St Antony's College.  From 2003 - 2013, she was Francis Reynolds Fellow and Tutor in EU and Public Law at Worcester College, Oxford, during which time she also completed her DPhil studies on EU asylum and immigration law.

Dr Cathryn Costello B.C.L., (N.U.I.), LL.M. (Bruges), B.L. (Honorable Society of King’s Inns), DPhIl (Oxon.) is a fellow of Worcester College, Oxford and a member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford. She tutors Constitutional and EU law and also teaches parts of the BCL International & European Employment Law course.  From 1998-2003 she was Lecturer in European Law at the Law School, Trinity College Dublin. From 2000-2003, she also held the position of Director of the Irish Centre for European Law.   She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco and a visiting research fellow at NYU School of Law.   She has assisted a number of NGOs in the immigration and asylum fields, and was a member of the Board of the Irish Refugee Council and the Steering Committee of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. She is currently on ILPA’s (Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association) European Group.  She has published widely on many aspects of EU refugee, asylum and immigration law, including asylum procedures, EU Citizenship and third country national family members and family reunification.     Her monograph on EU immigration and asylum law is due to be published in OUP’s Studies in European Law series in 2013.     She has acted as a research consultant on refugee and human rights law matters to the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the UNHCR. 

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