Cleo is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tasmania (Australia). Her research focuses on international and regional (African and Latin American) refugee law, human rights, treaty interpretation law, and displacement in the context of climate change. Cleo has a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne. She is also a sessional lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Cleo worked for a number of years in the legal, not-for-profit and government sectors. Her previous roles include: Senior Legal Officer for the Australian Department of Immigration, focusing on litigation and refugee law; and Humanitarian Observer for the Australian Red Cross, leading humanitarian monitoring visits to Australia's mainland and Christmas Island immigration detention facilities.