Ms Tamara Wood

LLB (Hons I) (Melbourne)
Grad Dip Ed (Melbourne)
BA (Melbourne)

Dr Tamara Wood is a Visiting Fellow at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and a former PhD graduate and Nettheim Doctoral Teaching Fellow at UNSW Law. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Platform on Disaster Displacement, Coordinating Case Law Editor for the International Journal of Refugee Law, Research Affiliate at the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, Lecturer in Law at the University of Tasmania, and a former visiting researcher at the University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa.

Dr Wood researches in the fields of international refugee law, regional refugee law (with a focus on Africa), free movement agreements, complementary pathways to protection, and displacement in the context of natural hazards, disasters and climate change. She has published widely on refugee protection and forced migration, including in leading international law journals such as the International and Comparative Law Quarterly and the International Journal of Refugee Law. She acts as a consultant to UNHCR, Platform on Disaster Displacement, Nansen Initiative on Disaster-Induced Cross-Border Displacement, Institute for Security Studies Africa and the World Bank. She lectures in international refugee law, regional refugee protection and Constitutional Law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Journal articles

McAdam J; Wood T, 2021, 'The Concept of “International Protection” in the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration', Interventions: international journal of postcolonial studies, vol. 23, pp. 191 - 206

Wood TJ, 2014, 'Expanding Protection in Africa? Case Studies of the Implementation of the 1969 African Refugee Convention’s Expanded Refugee Definition', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 26, pp. 555 - 580,

McAdam J; Wood T, 2012, 'Australian Asylum Policy All at Sea: An analysis of plaintiff M70/2011 v Minister for Immigration and Citizenship and the Australia-Malaysia arrangement', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 61, pp. 274 - 300,


Wood T, 2020, The Role of Complementary Pathways in Refugee Protection, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Sydney,

McAdam J; Wood T; Weerasinghe S; Bower E, 2020, Submission to the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in the context of Disasters and Climate Change,