Stacy Topouzova broadly works in the field of international refugee law and completed her doctorate (PhD) on refugee status determination (RSD) procedures at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. Prior to this, Stacy completed a Master of Science (MSc) at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. She studied international law, archeology, and ethics at Harvard University as well as international law at the University of Geneva. Stacy completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hons. BA) at McGill University.

Stacy has carried out research for the Refugee Studies Centre, the International Migration Institute, the Oxford Pro Bono Publico, and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford as well as the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Stacy has also worked for the UNHCR Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa, the Office of the Special Representative to the Secretary General for Children in Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC), the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, UNICEF Canada, and the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti. Stacy actively supports the Alliance for the Protection of Children in Humanitarian Action and the Global Network for Public Interest Law, where she has worked with a core group of experts since January 2020.