Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey is an award-winning academic-advocate with an extensive interdisciplinary background. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Ghana (2000), a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia (2004), a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Nottingham (2006), a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School (2009), a Bachelor’s in Laws from the University of London (2016) and a PhD in Law from the Australian National University (2016).
As a survivor of war and a migrant to numerous locations across the globe, Dr Bruey is passionate about international and internal displacement. Her PhD dissertation: Gender Violence and the Rule of Law: Indigenous Communities in Australia and Post-war Liberia, adopted a mixed-method research design to assess systematic violence against Indigenous Peoples by settlers and colonial migrants. For her master’s in public health thesis (2006): A Critical Literature Review: Psychological Interventions for African Refugees, she examined mental health research publications targeted at refugees in Africa, especially women and children refugees, since they disproportionately bear the brunt of violent conflicts. Her master in law (2009) at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University: Legal Discrepancies: Internal Displacement of Women and Children in Africa, which was later published as a book in 2010, provided the impetus for founding the Journal of Internal Displacement (JID), of which she is also the Editor-in-Chief. The JID is the only scholastic platform solely dedicated to the plight of IDPs globally.
In 2017, Dr Bruey founded the Law and Society’s Collaborative Research Network 11 called Displaced Peoples and co-founded Tuki-Tumarankeh, both of which are dedicated to global migration concerns. More recently, she started the Voice of West African Refugees, a group of Liberian refugees, resident in Ghana with a common goal of working together to address issues of education, health, employment and teenage pregnancy. Currently, Dr Bruey is a lecturer at the University of Cape Coast Faculty Law and a module convenor of the master’s in Human Rights Programme at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London.