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Dr Jessica Hambly

Research Fellow


 Amory C255


Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK


Jess has a background in law. Her PhD was a socio-legal study of UK asylum appeals, with a specific focus on the work of refugee lawyers. Alongside her PhD, Jess taught constitutional and administrative law at undergraduate level and socio-legal theory at postgraduate level. She also worked as a research associate on the Citizenship and Law Project led by Dr Devyani Prabat.

Jess now works on the ERC-funded ASYFAIR project, led by Dr Nick Gill at Exeter University. As a French speaker, she is responsible for research conducted in France, and is mostly based at the Cour Nationale du Droit d’Asile (CNDA) in Paris.

Jess is passionate about refugee and free movement rights, and has volunteered for a number of years with local refugee advocacy and transnational solidarity groups. Prior to joining Exeter University, Jess worked as a volunteer adviser with Legal Centre Lesbos, Greece.


LLB (KCL), BCL (Oxon), MSc & PhD (Bristol)


Research interests

Public law; refugee and asylum law; law and social movements.


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