Philippa Duell-Piening

Research Fellow


Philippa Duell-Piening is a Research Fellow at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, working on the Australian Research Council-funded Understanding Statelessness in Australia project. Philippa provides secretariat support to the project’s international advisory group and conducts socio-legal qualitative research.

Philippa undertook her PhD research at Melbourne Law School and has recently submitted her thesis for examination. Philippa’s PhD research focused on rights realisation for people with disability in refugee contexts.

Before commencing her PhD candidature in 2019, Philippa worked at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc., coordinating the Victorian Refugee Health Network. Philippa has also worked in the forced-migration contexts of Timor-Leste in 2002 and on the Thai-Myanmar border in 2012.

Philippa has a Graduate Diploma in International Law, a Master of Community and International Development and a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Philippa has published about refugee and disability rights in a wide range of journals.

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