Stephanie is a part-time PhD candidate at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, where she writes on the qualification for refugee status of disabled persons. She is a barrister currently practising in Switzerland, where she regularly represents asylum applicants before the UN Committee Against Torture and the European Court of Human Rights, having successfully represented the applicant in A.A. v. Switzerland. Stephanie previously worked as a barrister in the UK and remains a door tenant there. She has taught public law at King’s College London and now teaches on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies at the Refugee Law Initiative and gives an introductory course on Swiss immigration and asylum law in Zurich. Stephanie completed the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford as well as internships at the International Criminal Court and the Greek Council for Refugees. She regularly publishes in the field of asylum law, immigration law and human rights.