Catherine Briddick


Catherine Briddick is the Martin James Departmental Lecturer in Gender and Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre. She teaches and supervises students on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies programme, convening courses on International Human Rights and Refugee law and on Gender and Forced Migration. She has previously taught Public International Law and International Human Rights Law at the LSE. Catherine’s publications include ‘Precarious Workers and Probationary Wives: How Immigration Law Discriminates against women’ (Social & Legal Studies) and ‘Some Other(ed) Refugees: Women Seeking Asylum under Refugee and Human Rights Law’ (Research Handbook on International Refugee Law, S Juss (ed.), Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2019).

Catherine has over ten years’ experience researching, providing legal advice and engaging in legal advocacy on issues relating to gender, forced migration and human rights in the UK. She has practiced as a barrister, representing individuals before Courts and tribunals in addition to having managed and delivered legal advice and information services in the not-for-profit sector. Catherine is a trustee of Oxford’s Asylum Welcome and a member of Asylum Aid’s Women’s Advisory Committee. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Doctoral Affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative.