Catherine Briddick is a researcher and departmental lecturer at the Refugee Studies Centre. She 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. Catherine 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. She is currently completing her doctorate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Doctoral Affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative.