Dr María-Teresa Gil-Bazo is Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Law School, Member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College, Fellow of the European Law Institute (Vienna), and External Expert of the EU Asylum Office (EASO). She qualified as a lawyer in 1993 and is Member of the Spanish Bar Council. Prior to joining Newcastle Law School, Dr Gil-Bazo was Lecturer in International Human Rights and Refugee Law at Oxford University, where she was also Director of its International Summer School in Forced Migration (2009-2010). Between 1999 and 2004, she worked in Brussels during the first stage of the Common European Asylum System, where she was first responsible for the work of Amnesty International in this area and later she headed the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) EU Office in Brussels. Dr Gil-Bazo has published extensively in the field of asylum and human rights and some of her publications have been selected by Oxford University Press for its collection of select materials on International Refugee Law. Her research has been cited by UNHCR in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the EU.