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Refugees & Migrants

Jane McAdam

Scientia Professor Jane McAdam is an influential authority on the legal frameworks that shape the fate of displaced people.

Jane McAdam is an influential authority on the legal frameworks that shape the fate of the world’s displaced people.

As Scientia Professor of Law and Director of UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, McAdam is leading Australian and international research investigating the myriad of legal issues, and complex humanitarian crises, affecting an unprecedented 65 million people currently displaced worldwide. She is also at the forefront of research on the impacts of climate change and disasters on human movement, and the legal and policy responses required to address this significant challenge.

In 2013, McAdam was named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader with potential to shape the world, and she has since been recognised as one of Australia's top 10 Women of Influence (Australian Financial Review/Westpac).

McAdam is the academic lead for UNSW’s Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants.

We asked Jane McAdam:

"What keeps you up at night?"