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Catherine Briddick

LLM, BA


Martin James Departmental Lecturer in Gender and Forced Migration

Catherine Briddick is the Martin James Departmental Lecturer in Gender and Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre. She teaches and supervises students on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies programme, convening core and options courses on International Human Rights and Refugee law.   

Catherine received her LLM in Human Rights Law from the LSE with Distinction. Her doctoral research, undertaken in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, focused on migration status and violence against women to evaluate four selected ‘regimes of exception’. Catherine’s work has been published in journals including Social & Legal Studies and the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. She has also written for platforms including The Conversation and the RSC’s Rethinking Refuge. Catherine is an Academic Affiliate of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has previously taught Public International Law and International Human Rights Law at the LSE.

Catherine has over ten years’ experience researching, providing legal advice and engaging in legal advocacy on issues relating to gender, forced migration and human rights in the UK. She has practiced as a barrister, representing individuals before Courts and tribunals in addition to having managed and delivered legal advice and information services in the not-for-profit sector. 

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