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Dr Jane McAdam
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Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Dr Jane McAdam (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)) is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW. She is the Director of Research in the School of Law. She is also a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre, and was the Director of its International Summer School in Forced Migration in 2008. She previously taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney and at Lincoln College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate.

Associate Professor McAdam holds two Australian Research Council Discovery Grants. The first supports her research on ‘Weathering Uncertainty: Climate Change “Refugees” and International Law’, including field work in Kiribati, Tuvalu and Bangladesh; the second is a grant held with two historians to examine ‘Immigration Restriction and the Racial State, c. 1880 to the Present’. She is the author of Complementary Protection in International Refugee Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007); The Refugee in International Law, 3rd edn (with GS Goodwin-Gill, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007); and the editor of Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2008) and Climate-Induced Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2010). She is currently working on a monograph entitled Climate Change, Displacement and International Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, forthcoming 2011).

Associate Professor McAdam is the Associate Rapporteur of the Convention Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection Working Party for the International Association of Refugee Law Judges; an adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the legal aspects of climate-related displacement; and has been a consultant to the Australian and British governments on migration issues.