Rowena is undertaking a DPhil in law at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University. Her research examines procedural fairness in migration law. It reviews the theoretical basis on which procedures are allocated in migration law and applies the conclusions to consider and critique aspects of the procedural system that applies to certain types of migrant in the United Kingdom legal order. Rowena was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2009 and maintains a practice in immigration and asylum law. She has also written on various aspects of refugee and migration law. This includes a practitioner textbook on expulsion and exclusion from the United Kingdom and practice notes for Lexis Nexis. Rowena worked as judicial assistant to Lord Dyson MR at the Supreme Court for a year prior to starting her DPhil and has completed a Masters in European Union Law at the College of Europe, Belgium as well as an internship at the Council of Europe. She is convenor of the Refugee and Migration Law Discussion Group at Oxford and the Access to Justice Subcommittee of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.

Publications/recent projects

  • Brexit: The Immediate Legal Consequences, Richard Gordon QC and Rowena Moffatt, The Constitution Society (2016)
  • Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law, 7th edn, Gina Clayton (EU Chapter) (2016)
  • 2014 in Immigration, Citizenship and Deportation, Judicial Review (2015)