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Sessional Lecturer and PhD Candidate, Monash University

Asher Hirsch is a Senior Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia, the national peak body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. His work involves research, policy development and advocacy on national and international issues impacting refugee communities. Asher is also a PhD Candidate and Lecturer at Monash University in public law, human rights, and refugee law. His PhD investigates Australia’s extraterritorial migration control activities in Southeast Asia.


  • 2014–present
    Policy Officer, Refugee Council of Australia
  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Monash University


    Monash University, PhD
  • 2015 
    RMIT, Juris Doctor
  • 2015 
    Australian National University, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • 2013 
    Monash University, Master of Human Rights Law
  • 2012 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts