Maria is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and an Associate of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University. Her teaching and research interests are administrative law and international refugee 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 including: ‘Non-state actors of Protection in Refugee law’ (2012) 24(1) International Journal of Refugee Law and ‘The Ethics of Resettlement: Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region’ (2016) 20(2) International Journal of Human Rights 241. She has co-authored an edited volume of papers on refugee protection, due to be published by Hart in October 2016.