Tamara Wood is an expert in African regional refugee law and forced migration. She is a Centre Affiliate at the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales; an External Researcher at the RefMig Project, Hertie School of Berlin, and a Research Affiliate at the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Platform on Disaster Displacement and a former member of the Consultative Committee for the Nansen Initiative on Disaster-Induced Cross-Border Displacement. 

Tamara has published on refugee law issues in leading international law journals and lectured in refugee and human rights law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to academic work, Tamara worked as a refugee advocate in Australia, assisting onshore refugee applicants with their claims for asylum. 

Publications/recent projects

  • Tamara Wood, ‘The 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa’, in Satvinder Juss (ed), Research Handbook on Refugees (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming)
  • Tamara Wood, 'Lessons in Refugee Hospitality from the Horn of Africa’ The Conversation, 23 October 2015
  • Tamara Wood, ‘Developing Temporary Protection in Africa’ (2015) 49 Forced Migration Review 23
  • Tamara Wood, ‘Expanding Protection in Africa? Case Studies of the Implementation of the 1969 African Refugee Convention’s Expanded Refugee Definition’ (2014) 26(4) International Journal of Refugee Law 555
  • Tamara Wood, ‘The African War Refugee: Using IHL to Interpret the 1969 African Refugee Convention’s Expanded Refugee Definition’, in David Cantor and Jean-François Durieux (eds), Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law (Martinus Nijhoff, 2014).