Alexander Betts Alexander Betts Associate Professor of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
Louise Bloom Louise Bloom Research Officer, Humanitarian Innovation Project
Dawn Chatty Dawn Chatty Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration; Director
Cathryn Costello Cathryn Costello Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Senior Research Officer
Matthew J. Gibney Matthew J. Gibney Elizabeth Colson Associate Professor of Politics and Forced Migration; Deputy Director
Will Jones Will Jones Research Officer
Gil Loescher Gil Loescher Visiting Professor
Kirsten McConnachie Kirsten McConnachie Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow
Naohiko Omata Naohiko Omata Research Officer, Humanitarian Innovation Project
Tom Scott-Smith Tom Scott-Smith Teaching Assistant


Barbara Harrell-Bond Barbara Harrell-Bond Professor Emerita and founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 1982–1996
David  Turton David Turton Reader Emeritus and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 1997–2001
Roger Zetter Roger Zetter Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 2006–2010


Anneli Chambliss Anneli Chambliss Centre Administrator
Laurence Medley Accounts Officer
Mafalda Picarra Mafalda Picarra Project Coordinator, Humanitarian Innovation Project
Elizabeth Rozeboom Centre Administrator (Maternity Cover)
Nicola Shepard Nicola Shepard Postgraduate Courses Coordinator

Outreach and Dissemination

Helen Bunting Helen Bunting Communications Assistant
Marion Couldrey Marion Couldrey Co-Editor, Forced Migration Review
Heidi El-Megrisi Heidi El-Megrisi International Summer School and Conferences Manager
Sharon Ellis Sharon Ellis Assistant, Forced Migration Review
Tara-Sienna Hartman Tara-Sienna Hartman Assistant to the International Summer School and Conferences Manager
Maurice Herson Maurice Herson Co-Editor, Forced Migration Review
Ian McClelland Ian McClelland Communications and Information Coordinator
Sarah Rhodes Sarah Rhodes Subject Consultant, Forced Migration, African and Commonwealth
Joanna Soedring Joanna Soedring Senior Library Assistant, Reader Services/Refugee Studies
Nina Weaver Nina Weaver Promotion and Finance Assistant, Forced Migration Review

Visiting Fellows

Olaf Kleist Olaf Kleist German Research Foundation Research Fellow

Oxford Associates

Renee Hirschon Renee Hirschon Senior Research Fellow, St Peter's College
Nick Van Hear Nick Van Hear Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, COMPAS

Research Associates

Jean-François  Durieux Jean-François Durieux Research Associate, RSC and the Graduate Institute, Geneva
Alice Edwards Alice Edwards Senior Legal Coordinator, Division of International Protection, UNHCR
Maria-Teresa  Gil-Bazo Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo Lecturer in Law, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University
Jason Hart Jason Hart Senior Lecturer in International Development, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath
Paul Kadetz Paul Kadetz Assistant Professor, Leiden University College, The Hague
Leander Kandilige Leander Kandilige Visiting Lecturer, University of Northampton, Lecturer at University of Ghana, Research Associate, RSC
Josiah  Kaplan Josiah Kaplan Consultant
Maryanne Loughry Maryanne Loughry Associate Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia
Jane McAdam Jane McAdam Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
James  Milner James Milner Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University
Alessandro Monsutti Alessandro Monsutti Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute Geneva
Marie Louise Nørredam Marie Louise Nørredam Associate Professor, Research Director, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Emanuela Paoletti Emanuela Paoletti Associate External Relations Officer, UNHCR
Abbas Shiblak Abbas Shiblak Director, Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Center (SHAML)
Nando Sigona Nando Sigona Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham

DPhil students

Ariell Ahearn The Changing Meaning of Work, Herding and Social Relations in Mongolia: A Study of Value Transformations and Conditions for Social Change
Mouneera Al Khalfa When Identities Become Lethal: Moving Beyond Sectarianism. An Intergenerational Study of Identity Shifts in Bahrain
Megan Bailey Robust Adaptation, Planning and Decision-Making: A Grounded Comparative Study of Subsistent-oriented Communities in East Africa, West Africa and the Indo-Gangetic Plain
Rebecca Brubaker From the Un-mixing to the Re-mixing of Populations: The Impact of Evolving Norms on Post-Conflict Population Management in Bosnia
Narae Choi Hidden Losers of Development: Impacts of Development-Induced Displacement on Urban Locality and Settlers
Jane Chun Environmental Stress, Health and Migration: A Study of the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Georgia Cole The Politics of Refugee Cessation in Eritrea and Rwanda
Sarah Deardorff Miller The ‘Trojan Horse’ of Domestic Politics? The Role of UNHCR in Shaping Policies of Local Integration in Refugee-Hosting Countries
Annette Idler Arrangements of Convenience in Colombia’s Borderlands: An Invisible Threat to Citizen Security?
Young Ju Rhee From Ethnically-Based to Multiple Belongings: South Korean Citizenship Policy Reforms, 1997-2007
Nanor Karageozian Diasporic Return in an Age of Transnationalism: Voluntary Repatriation and Development in the Case of Post- Soviet Armenia
Diletta Lauro Resolving the Tension Between Human Rights and National Belonging? Anti-Deportation Campaigns in the United Kingdom and Emerging Conceptions of Membership
Chloe Lewis Rape as a Weapon of War in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Uncovering the Elusive Male ‘Victim’
Sean Loughna The Political Economy of Internal Displacement: The Case of Palm Oil in Columbia
Eveliina Lyytinen Production of Protection Space: Urban Displacement and Humanitarian Action in Cities
Muireann Meehan Speed Global Migration Governance: The Management of 'Rights'?
Cora Neumann Examining Indigenous Health Resources among Burmese Refugees and Migrants along the Thai-Burma Border
David Passarelli Irregular Migrant Children and the Right to Education
Angela Pilath The Role of Epistemic Communities in the Politics of Environmental Migration
Stephanie Silverman The Ethics of Immigration Detention in Liberal Democratic States
James Souter Asylum as Reparation for Past Injustice
Henning Tamm The Dynamics of Transnational Alliances in Africa, 1990–2010: Governments, Rebel Groups and Power Politics
Kerrie Thornhill Reconstructed Meanings of Sexual Violence in Post-Conflict Liberia

Honorary Associates

Jan Egeland Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Seri A P Arumugam Chairman, Sri Inderajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
Michael Garston Solicitor
Evan Harris Former Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon
Manfred Max-Neef Former Rector, Universidad Austral de Chile
El Hassan bin Talal Prince of Jordan


Keith Best Director, Freedom from Torture
Jeff Crisp Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy, Refugees International
Marc DuBois Executive Director, MSF–UK
Pierre Gentile Head of Health Care in Danger, ICRC
Guy Goodwin-Gill Professor of International Refugee Law, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Stefanie Grant Consultant, Harrison Grant Solicitors
Andreas Kamm Chair, ECRE
Penny Lawrence International Director, Oxfam GB
Jeremy Lester Adviser on Conflict Prevention, Africa Department, European External Action Service
Carolyn Makinson Executive Director, International Rescue Committee UK
Johan Meyer Refugee Policy Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sara Pantuliano Head of Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute
Philip Rudge Consultant
Patrick Saez Senior Humanitarian Adviser – MENA, UK Department for International Development
Andrew Smith Labour MP for Oxford East
Thomas Thomsen Chief Adviser at Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs