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Dr Natalia Szablewska
DipIHL(ICRC), BEconSocSt(Hons) (Univ.of Wales), GradCertAP(SCU), PhD (Aberystwyth)
Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer
Organisational Unit: School of Law and Justice

Telephone: 07 5589 3138
Location: C6.37
Campus: Gold Coast
Personal Website

Brief Biographical Details
Dr Natalia Szablewska has over fifteen years of experience in research and public policy that spans across the public sector, governmental and non-governmental organisations and academia in four countries. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law, Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia) and was a Visiting Professor at Cambodian Mekong University (Cambodia). Her academic experience includes working at universities across Australia, the UK and Cambodia where she has taught and convened numerous courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has also delivered guest lectures at universities and institutions in Germany and Canada. Natalia has over 50 publications for academic and non-academic audiences and conference papers presented at numerous conferences worldwide.

Natalia's professional experience includes working in a Human Rights NGO in Moscow (Russian Justice Initiative) litigating before the European Court of Human Rights, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (UK), the Welsh Assembly Government, the British House of Commons, the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, the United Nations Association Wales and the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies (DDMI). In these roles, she conducted four public consultations and prepared internal and external reports, educational materials and information bulletins.

She is regularly invited to judge at moot court competitions, including the Jessup International Law Moot Court, the Australian Law Students' Association and Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court and the Telders International Law Moot Court. She is School?s Director of Mooting. She is on the Editorial Boards of International Journal of Refugee Law (OUP), Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (Brill) and Studies in Public Law (AMU), and a popular blog on international law (Przeglad Prawa Miedzynarodowego,

Natalia has supervised to successful completion a PhD candidate, 11 Masters and numerous honours projects, and has acted as an Examiner for 16 Masters theses. She is currently supervising two PhD candidates.

Current Research
Post-conflict Studies/Transitional Justice
Refugee Law
Human Trafficking
Human Rights in Social Marketing
Ethical, legal and social implications of sex-work

Visiting Research Fellowships
2016 Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law, Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia
2015 Centre for Conflict Studies, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Germany
2015 Department of Women & Gender Studies, Lethbridge University, Canada
2013 Department of Law and Criminology, Aberystwyth University, UK

To date, Natalia has been awarded 20 grants and scholarships, incl.:
2016 Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, Universities Australia & DAAD (CI with Dr SY Cho, Philipps Universitat Marburg)
2015 Australian Academy of the Humanities? Travelling Fellowship
2006 International Law Fund (Cambridge University, UK)
2006 Patricia Hughes Memorial Fund (British Red Cross Society)

Professional bodies
Board Member, Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee (QLD)
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSAC) (Univ. of Sydney)
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR)
QLD Trafficking Response Network
Asia Pacific Regional Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)

Current Teaching
LAW00053 Foundations of Torts (Unit Assessor)
LAW30003 International Humanitarian Law (Unit Assessor) Back to Staff Directory