Natasha Simonsen is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at St Annes College and a DPhil Candidate at St Peters College, Oxford. She is admitted to practice as a lawyer in NSW, Australia and previously worked for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Sydney. She has worked as a consultant on human rights and criminal justice for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), the Government of Pakistan and NGOs in Iraq. Natasha teaches Tort Law, Criminal Law and European Human Rights Law at undergraduate level, and Criminal Justice, Security and Human Rights for graduate students on the MSc in Criminology and the BCL programs.
Research: Natasha's doctoral research on torture and inhuman or degrading treatment considers the intersection between human rights, criminal justice and national security.