Catherine Briddick

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

Other affiliations

Refugee Studies Centre


Catherine Briddick is the Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law and a fellow of St Antony's College. She is currently Course Director for the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Catherine is a scholar of human rights and refugee law who draws on feminist approaches to international law and legal theorising on intersectionality to analyse protection, discrimination, and the relationships between them. Her research has been published in leading peer reviewed journals and books, including Social & Legal StudiesICLQ, the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law and the Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Costello, Foster, and McAdam (eds), OUP 2021).  

Catherine holds an LLM from the LSE and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Catherine is also a barrister (currently non-practicing). Before coming to academia she represented individuals before courts and tribunals and then delivered and managed legal advice services in the not-for-profit sector. Catherine is a Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Catherine welcomes approaches from doctoral candidates with projects in gender and forced migration, international and EU refugee and migration law, and on the human rights of refugees. 

Position Description

Gradute Reading for Dhil in Law

Teaching Assistant at the Refugee Studies Centre

Research Interests

Refugee Law

International Human Rights Law

Public International Law

European Law


Research projects & programmes

Human Rights Law Research Group