Adrienne Anderson (BA/LLB University of Auckland and LLM University of Michigan) is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, and Research Associate on the joint project ‘The Concept of “Imminence” in the International Protection of Refugees and Other Forced Migrants’, with Professors Michelle Foster, Hélène Lambert and Jane McAdam. She was previously Resettlement Officer for UNHCR in Uganda, Policy Officer and Solicitor at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre (now Refugee Legal), Research Associate to Professors James Hathaway and Michelle Foster on the Law of Refugee Status, second edition (CUP, 2014), and Legal Associate at the New Zealand Refugee Status Appeals Authority.
Philippa Duell-Piening (BOccTher/BErg La Trobe University, MIntl&ComnDev Deakin University, GDipIntLaw University of Melbourne) is a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Law School researching State obligations to and individual rights of people who are refugees with disabilities. Prior to commencing her PhD candidature in 2019, Philippa worked at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. coordinating the Victorian Refugee Health Network. The focus of Philippa’s work was on health sector development and influencing government policies to improve access to Australian health services for people from refugee backgrounds (resettled refugees) and for people in ‘refugee-like’ situations (including people who were seeking asylum, people who were stateless, and people who held various visas used for family reunification). Philippa has worked in the forced-migration contexts of Timor-Leste in 2002 and on the Thai-Myanmar border in 2012.
Ratu Ayu Asih Kusuma Putri
Ratu Ayu Asih Kusuma Putri is a PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School researching the intersections between refugee mobilisation, law, and development. Her research is focused on the organisational patterns of refugee communities and her doctoral thesis particularly looks at Rohingya refugee community organisations in Southeast Asia. Ayu holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Indonesia and an M.IR in International Relations from Kyunghee University in South Korea. Prior to joining Melbourne Law School, Ayu worked as a lecturer and junior researcher at a private university in Jakarta from 2015 – 2022. She has conducted research on urban refugee policy and refugee livelihood strategies in Indonesia. Ayu also has been working as a volunteer and advisor for some refugee-led organisations and projects in Indonesia.
Vernon Rive (BA/LLB, LLM(Envir)(Hons) (University of Auckland) is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and Associate Professor/Associate Head of School - External Relations at the Auckland University of Technology School of Law. A former partner of New Zealand national law firm Chapman Tripp, Vernon teaches and researches public law, international environmental law, climate change law and natural resource management law.
He is the author of chapters on the 'International Framework', 'New Zealand Climate Change Regulation', 'Emissions Trading' and 'Adaptation to Climate Change in New Zealand' in Climate Change Law and Policy in New Zealand (A. Cameron ed, LexisNexis, 2011); ‘Safe Harbours, Closed Borders? New Zealand Legal and Policy Responses to Climate Displacement in the South Pacific’ in P Martin (ed), A Search for Environmental Justice (Edward Elgar 2015); was lead author of the Laws of New Zealand title on Climate Change (LexisNexis, 2017); and sole author of the Fossil Fuel Subsidies: an International Law Response (Edward Elgar, 2019) .
Vernon is co-convenor of the New Zealand Resource Management Law Association Academic Advisory Group, a member of the managing committee of the New Zealand for Environmental Law, Consultant Editor of the LexisNexis Resource Management Bulletin and Associated Scholar with the EU-based Refract Research Network on Fragmentation and Complexity in Global Governance. His doctoral thesis critically examines existing and future legal and institutional responses to climate change-related displacement, migration and relocation through an international law fragmentation and regime interaction lens.
Nurul Azizah Zayzda
Nurul Azizah Zayzda (BA in Political Sciences Gadjah Mada University, MA in Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights, University of Nottingham) is a graduate researcher at Melbourne Law School, PhD Program in Migration, Statelessness and Refugee Studies, Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society. Previously working as an academic in International Relations Department and researcher at Research Centre for Gender, Child and Community Services, Jenderal Soedirman University, Indonesia, she has researched is in the area of migration and human rights, particularly on the issues of refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers. She had authored and co-authored several publications including “Securitization and Desecuritization of Migration in Indonesia: Its Implication to Refugee Rights in the Southeast Asian Region” (Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, 2019) and “Left behind children rights as a norm in ASEAN: A Preliminary Study” (An Introduction to Globalization and Citizenship Practices in Indonesia, 2021). Her thesis research is interested in the relationship between international human rights law and mechanism and the refugees’ access to social citizenship in transit countries.