Alexander Betts

Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs; Director

Louise Bloom

Research Officer, Humanitarian Innovation Project

Georgia Cole

Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow

Cathryn Costello

Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law

Matthew J Gibney

Elizabeth Colson Professor of Politics and Forced Migration; Deputy Director

Will Jones

Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration

Gil Loescher

Visiting Professor

Naohiko Omata

Senior Research Officer, Humanitarian Innovation Project

Tom Scott-Smith

Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration

Leïla Vignal

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual European Fellow


Dawn Chatty

Emerita Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 2011-2014

Barbara Harrell-Bond

Emerita Professor and founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 1982–1996

David Turton

Emeritus Reader and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 1997–2001

Roger Zetter

Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 2006–2010


Anneli Chambliss

Centre Administrator

Laurence Medley

Accounts Officer

Andrea Smith

Postgraduate Courses Coordinator

Outreach and Dissemination

Marion Couldrey

Co-Editor, Forced Migration Review

Sharon Ellis

Assistant, Forced Migration Review

Tara-Sienna Hartman

Acting Summer School and Outreach Event Coordinator

Maurice Herson

Co-Editor, Forced Migration Review

Tamsin Kelk

Communications and Information Coordinator

Andonis Marden

Promotion and Finance Assistant, Forced Migration Review

Sarah Rhodes

Subject Consultant, Forced Migration, African and Commonwealth

Joanna Soedring

Senior Library Assistant, Reader Services/Refugee Studies

Nina Elizabeth Weaver

Project Coordinator, Humanitarian Innovation Project

Visiting Fellows

Chiara Cipolletti

Visiting Study Fellow

Sébastien Moretti

Visiting Research Fellow

Stephanie Motz

Visiting Study Fellow

Honorary Associates

Jan Egeland

Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Guy S Goodwin-Gill

Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

Filippo Grandi

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Oxford Associates

Renee Hirschon

Senior Research Fellow, St Peter's College

Nick Van Hear

Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, COMPAS

Research Associates

Jeff Crisp

Research Associate

Jean-François Durieux

Research Associate, RSC and the Graduate Institute, Geneva

Alice Edwards

Senior Legal Coordinator, Division of International Protection, UNHCR

Michelle Foster

Professor and Associate Dean (Research), Melbourne Law School

Jason Hart

Senior Lecturer in International Development, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Josiah Kaplan


Maryanne Loughry

Associate Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia

Jane McAdam

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

James Milner

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

Alessandro Monsutti

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute Geneva

Marie Louise Nørredam

Associate Professor, Research Director, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Emanuela Paoletti

Associate External Relations Officer, UNHCR

Jason Pobjoy

Barrister, Blackstone Chambers

Abbas Shiblak

Director, Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Center (SHAML)

Nando Sigona

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham

Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler

Lecturer in Law, University of Reading, School of Law

DPhil students

Nora Bardelli
Nora Bardelli

Jennifer  Barrett
Jennifer Barrett

Navigating the Deputisation of Immigration Enforcement Functions in the UK

Georgia Cole
Georgia Cole

The Politics of Refugee Cessation in Eritrea and Rwanda

Richard Dolan
Richard Dolan

Ethnicity, Education and Ethno-Nationalilsm: Constructing and contesting Karen identity on the Thailand/Burma border

Annette Idler
Annette Idler

Arrangements of Convenience in Colombia’s Borderlands: An Invisible Threat to Citizen Security?

Nanor Karageozian
Nanor Karageozian

Diasporic Return in an Age of Transnationalism: Voluntary Repatriation and Development in the Case of Post- Soviet Armenia

Diletta Lauro
Diletta Lauro

The Evolving Conceptualisation of Rights and Membership of Anti-Deportation Movements in the United Kingdom

Chloe Lewis
Chloe Lewis

Rape as a Weapon of War in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Uncovering the Elusive Male ‘Victim’

Muireann Meehan Speed
Muireann Meehan Speed

The Evolution of Human Rights-Based Norms in Global Mobility Regimes

Cora Neumann
Cora Neumann

Examining Indigenous Health Resources among Burmese Refugees and Migrants along the Thai-Burma Border

Julia Pacitto
Julia Pacitto

Exilic Journeys: Towards a Political Understanding of Refugee Journeys to Europe

David Passarelli
David Passarelli

Irregular Migrant Children and the Right to Education

Blair Peruniak
Blair Peruniak

Political Theory, Asylum, Refugee Law

Angela Pilath
Angela Pilath

The Politics of Environmental Displacement: Epistemic Actors and their Mechanisms of Influence

Matthew Wilner-Reid
Matthew Wilner-Reid

Understanding different models of migration flows of returnee refugees in Protracted Refugee Situations: A comparative case study in Afghanistan


Emily E Arnold Fernandez
Emily E Arnold Fernandez

Founder and Executive Director, Asylum Access

Chaloka Beyani
Chaloka Beyani

Associate Professor of International Law, London School of Economics, and UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons

Jeff Crisp
Jeff Crisp

Honorary Advisor, Refugees International

Michael Diedring
Michael Diedring

Secretary General, European Council on Refugees and Exiles

Per Heggenes
Per Heggenes

Chief Executive, Stichting IKEA Foundation

Stephanie E  Hunt
Stephanie E Hunt

Co-Founder, The Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

Raza Husain, QC
Raza Husain, QC

Immigration and Human Rights Law, Matrix Chambers

Ewen  Macleod
Ewen Macleod

Head of the Policy Development and Evaluation Service, UNHCR

Joanna Macrae
Joanna Macrae

Head, Humanitarian Policy Team, and Head of Humanitarian Evidence & Innovation Programme, DFID

Cecilia Malmström
Cecilia Malmström

European Commissioner for Trade

Caroline Moorhead OBE
Caroline Moorhead OBE

Human Rights Journalist and Biographer

Sara Pantuliano
Sara Pantuliano

Director, Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute

Thomas Thomsen
Thomas Thomsen

Chief Adviser, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs