Maria is an Associate Professor in the Deakin Law School. Her teaching and research interests are public law, refugee law and human rights law.
Maria holds a doctorate from Monash University, having completed her PhD on Article 1C(5) of the 1951 Refugees Convention dealing with cessation of refugee status. She also undertook a Masters of Law degree at the University of Essex (UK), specialising in international human rights law.
She is the author of a number of international and national publications on the subjects of refugee law and administrative law and is currently working on a series of projects relating to automation, artificial intelligence and government decision-making.