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The UQ Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Working Groups are a team of 12-18 students that work together under the direction of the project coordinators.

Members of the working groups may receive academic credit for their research or may participate as volunteers, mentors, or alumni. Participation in the group enables students to gain research experience and exposure to different research methodologies, while contributing to Faculty research on important contemporary issues.

The UQ Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Working Groups enable students to have a meaningful impact on pressing legal and criminal justice issues.

Professor Andreas Schloenhardt
Project Coordinator, Chief Investigator
Professor of Criminal Law at our School, Professorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminal Law & Criminology, University of Vienna, Austria.

Andreas is the coordinator of the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Working Groups since their inception in March 2008. He has researched and published extensively on these topics. His other research interests include organised crime, criminal law, drug trafficking, international criminal law, and immigration and refugee law.


 

Professor Andreas Schloenhardt
Dr Melissa Curley
Deputy Project Coordinator, Chief Investigator

Melissa’s research on non-traditional and human security discourse centres on its application and relevance to the East Asian region. In the working groups, her work focuses on the securitisation of illegal migration, child sex tourism, and domestic and international politics and policies pertaining to migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons.

 

Dr Melissa Curley
Hannah Anderson
hannah.anderson@uqconnect.edu.au

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Arts (German, History) and now studies Law at The University of Queensland . She joined the Working Group in April to 2016 to assess the protection of victims of trafficking in persons participating in criminal justice proceedings in Australia


 

Sruthi Balaji
sruthi.balaji@uq.net.au

Sruthi joined the Working Group in October 2015; she studies Law at The University of Queensland. Her research project examines the use of sham marriages as a method to smuggle migrants.


 

Sruthi Balaji
Nicola Barnett
nicola.barnett@uq.edu.au

Nicola is a PhD student at the University of Queensland’s School of Political Science and International Studies, researching the relationship between Australia’s asylum-seeker policies and Australia’s international reputation. She holds a Master of Literature degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, has a background in publishing. Nicola joined the Working Group in April 2016.


 

Grace Burgess-Limerick
gbl@burgess-limerick.com

Grace studies Arts (majoring in Philosophy) and Law at The University of Queensland and became a member of the Working Group in October 2015. In her current research project she explores the topic of surrogacy and the question if and when the commissioning of surrogate babies may amount to trafficking in persons.


 

Grace Burgess-Limerick

Aron Cheung
aron.cheung@uq.net.au

Aron’s research documents and examines the prosecution of child sex tourism in Australia between 2010 and 2015. He studies Science and Law at The University of Queensland and joined the Working Group in October 2015.

 

Aron Cheung

Janet E Collier
janet.collier@uqconnect.edu.au

Janet is a PhD student at The University of Queensland in the School of Political Science and International Studies, researching the prevention of trafficking in persons in Vietnam. Janet holds a Master of Asian Studies and a Bachelor of Business. She has broad professional experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors, including international development in Southeast Asia. Janet joined the Working Group in March 2016.


 

Nathan Condoleon
nathan.condoleon@uqconnect.edu.au

Nathan studies Arts, majoring in Criminology, and Law at The University of Queensland. He joined the Working Group in October 2015. Nathan’s research looks at Malaysia’s criminal justice response to the smuggling of migrants.


 

Nathan Condolen

Colin Craig
colin.craig@uqconnect.edu.au

Colin studies Law and Arts, majoring in Economics, at The University of Queensland. He first joined the Working Group in May 2013 to work on the Migrant Smuggling Case Database. He also published a paper on Australia’s policy to return migrant smuggling vessels to Indonesia and Australia and contributed to the Migrant Smuggling in Asia report (UNODC, 2015). His current work focusses on the prosecution of migrant smugglers in Australia.


 

Colin Craig
Gillian Gehrke
gillian.gehrke@uq.net.au

Gillian joined the Working Group in October 2015; she studies Law and Arts at The University of Queensland, majoring in International Relations. Her research project explores the fact that many migrant smugglers were once themselves smuggled migrants.


 

Gillian Gehrke
Xavier R Goffinet
xavier.goffinet@uqconnect.edu.au

Xavier is a postgraduate research student at The University of Queensland (UQ), completing a thesis on the criminal justice response to smuggling of migrants. His work explores existing laws and law enforcement measures in Indonesia and assesses these against the standards set by international law and best practice guidelines. He also contributes to the Migrant Smuggling Case Database and is involved in several research projects with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Xavier holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics degree from UQ. He first joined the Working Group in June 2010 to examine education awareness and education campaigns on the topic of trafficking in persons.


 

Xavier R Goffinet
Katelyn Goyen
kgoyen@hotmail.com.au

Katelyn joined the Working Group in April 2016 to conduct research on the permissibility and limitations of the use of force to prevent unlawful entry into a country. At The University of Queensland, she studies Law and Arts with an extended major in English Literature.


 

Faisal Nurdin Idris
faisalnurdin.idris@uq.edu.au

Faisal is a PhD student in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. His current research focuses on the politics of anti-trafficking in Indonesia. Faisal holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Lille 2, France and a Bachelor in Arabic Language and Literature from the State Islamic University in Jakarta, Indonesia. He joined the Working Group in March 2016.


 

Douglas Johnson
douglas.johnson@uq.net.au

Douglas studies Law and Science (majoring in Geographical Science) at The University of Queensland.  He joined the Working Group as a research assistant in May 2016 and works on a report examine trafficking to Thailand from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.


 

Thomas P Kent
thomas.kent@uq.net.au

Tom studies Law and Arts, majoring in International Relations, at The University of Queensland. He first joined the Working Group in April 2014 to conduct research on the topic of witness protection under the Convention against Transnational Organised Crime. Tom also conducts research on trafficking in persons in Australia and, in 2015, undertakes a project examining the role of the corporate sector to combat trafficking in persons in Australia.


 

Thomas P Kent

Fabio Lai
fabiolai@gmx.ch

Fabio studies Law at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He joined the Working Group in July 2016 and research the Swiss criminal justice response to smuggling of migrants.


 

Joseph Lelliott
joseph.lelliott@uqconnect.edu.au

Joseph is a postgraduate research student at The University of Queensland School of Law, undertaking a thesis on the involvement of unaccompanied minors in the smuggling of migrants. He also works on the Migrant Smuggling Case Database and has previously conducted a research project on the smuggling of migrants by air and contributed to the Migrant Smuggling in Asia report (UNODC, 2015).


 

Joseph Lelliot
Jeremy Levien
Jeremy.levien@uqconnect.edu.au

Jeremy’s research examines the participation of smuggled migrants in criminal justice proceedings against smugglers in Australia. He joined the Working Group in April 2016 and studies Law and Arts with an extended major in International Relations at The University of Queensland.


 

Tom Mackie
Tom.mackie26@gmail.com

Tom is a Law and Arts (International Relations) student at The University of Queensland who joined the Working Group in April 2016. His research project examines the jurisdiction and extra-territorial application of smuggling of migrants offences in Australia.


 

Odette Malpas-Haussmann
odette.malpashaussmann@uq.net.au

Odette joined the Working Group in October 2015; she studies Law at The University of Queensland. She researches the case of Mr Abraham Louhanapessy, a.k.a, ‘Captain Bram’, one of the most notorious migrant smugglers in Indonesia and Australia.


 

Odette Malpas-Haussmann
Emily McClelland
emilycatemac@gmail.com

Emily examines the practice of detaining smuggled migrants and the question whether this practice complies with international law relating to the smuggling of migrants. She joined the Working Group in October 2015 and studies Journalism and Law at The University of Queensland.


 

Emily McClelland
Grace Milne
grace.milne@uqconnect.edu.au

Grace is a Bachelor of Social Science student majoring in Development and Political Science, at The University of Queensland. Her research analyses the controversial agreement between the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to resettle refugees from Nauru in Cambodia.


 

Grace Milne
Cecelia Redfern
cecelia_redfern@hotmail.com

Cece studies Arts, majoring in French, and Law at The University of Queensland and joined the Working Group in October 2015. She is currently researching the new policy by the Australian Government to prevent and combat trafficking in persons.


 

Cecilia Redfern
Neraj Saluwadana
neraj.saluwadana@uqconnect.edu.au

Neraj researches the smuggling of migrants from Sri Lanka to Australia. He joined the Working Group in October 2015 and studies Law at The University of Queensland.


 

Rebecca Scott
rebecca.mckeag@gmail.com

Rebecca holds a BA (International Studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now studies Law at The University of Queensland. She joined the Working Group in October 2015 to explore avenues how asylum seekers may apply for protection from transit countries as a way to prevent the smuggling of migrants.


 

Rebecca Scott
Elisa Solomon
elisa.solomon@uqconnect.edu.au

Elisa joined the Working Group in April 2016. At The University of Queensland, she studies Law and Arts, majoring in International Relations and Japanese. Her research project explores the levels and characteristics of the smuggling of migrants into and through Malaysia.


 

Fabian A Staub
fabianalexander.staub@student.unisg.ch

Fabian holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Zurich and now studies for his Master of International Law degree at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. He joined the Working Group in July 2016 and conducts research into avenues to apply for asylum through foreign embassy (the so-called ‘Botschaftsasyl’).


 

Samuel C White
sam-white@live.com

Sam is in the final year of his Law degree at The University of Queensland. He joined the Working Group in July 2016 to conduct research into Australia’s ‘Operation Sovereign Borders’ and the classification of information pertaining to smuggling of migrants to Australia.


 

Sue Ye
siyu.ye@uqconnect.edu.au

Sue’s research examines the arrival of the migrant smuggling vessel SIEV 86 in Australia and the criminal proceedings against Mr Ali Yasmin in relation to this migrant smuggling venture. She studies Law and Arts, majoring in International Relations and Chines, at The University of Queensland and joined the Working Group in April 2016.


 

Rebekah Markey-Towler
July 2015-July 2016
Sebastian Campbell
Apr 2014-Feb 2016
Ellen Wood
Sept 2014-Feb 2016
 
Alexander White
Sept 2014-Feb 2016
Ryan Chan
July-December 2015
Joshua Keenan
Apr 2014-Nov 2015
Kira Larwill
Apr-Nov 2015
Sophie Philip
Apr-Nov 2015
Angus Fraser
Apr-Nov 2015
Leo Rees Murphy
Apr-Nov 2015
Elissa Morcombe
Sep 2014-Sep 2015
Aidan McCarthy
Jan-Jul 2015
Courtney Pallott
Jan-Aug 2015
Tom Fardoulys
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Dominic Fawcett
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Bonnie Johnston
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Rebecca Morrison
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Eliza Parer
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Madeleine Sutherland
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Molly Thomas
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
James Turner
Sep 2014-Jun 2015
Hamish Macdonald
May 2014-May 2015
Patrick Smith
Sep 2014-Mar 2015
Sara al-Bostanji
Jan-Dec 2014
Hannah Bowcock
Jan-Dec 2014
Matthew Tsai
Jan-Dec 2014
Angelique Riley
May-Nov 2014
Sarah Minty
May-Nov 2014
Sangwon Lee
May-Nov 2014
Clair B King
May-Nov 2014
Davina Khoo
May-Nov 2014
Connor Davies
May 2012-Sep 2014
Matthew K Wise
Mar 2013-Aug 2014
Oliver Cook
Nov 2012-June 2014
Thomas Cottrell
May 2013-June 2014
Zachary Skyring
Oct 2013-June 2014
Jared Peut
Oct 2013-June 2014
Priscilla Mackay
Oct 2013-June 2014
Olivia Hussey
Oct 2013-June 2014
Jessica Guy
Oct 2013-June 2014
Alexandra Gifford
Oct 2013-June 2014
Kahlia Vandyk
Nov 2013-June 2014
Samuel Ryder
Jan-June 2014
Danielle le Poidevin
Jan-June 2014
Rebekka Lajos
Feb 2013-April 2014
Jane Brouwers
May-Dec 2013
Hadley Hickson
June 2011-Jan 2014
Margarite Clarey
June-Dec 2013
Hugo Visscher
June-Dec 2013
Laura Forman
May-Dec 2013
Tobias Burghardt
Jan-Dec 2013
Calum McKInnon
May 2012-Dec 2013
Spenser Gibson
Aug-Oct 2013
Philip Schwarz
Jan-Aug 2013
Holly Woodcroft
Jan-July 2013
Allison McClelland
Jan-July 2013
James Johnston
Jan-July 2013
Madeleine King
Jan-July 2013
Briony Driscoll
Jan-July 2013
Beth Philipson
July 2012-June 2013
Jessica Duncan
Jan-July 2013
Sally Embelton
Jan-July 2013
Jessica Hoey
Jan-July 2013
Lachlan Campbell
Jan-July 2013
Erin Kelly
Jan-June 2013
Jessica Mudryk
Jan-June 2013
Robert McKay
May 2012-Mar 2013
Nikola Core
May-Dec 2012
Tristan Pagliano
May-Dec 2012
Kane Robson
Jan-Feb 2013
Jarrod Jolly
July 2008-Dec 2012
Nathan Edridge
Jan-Dec 2012
Martin Rustam
May-Dec 2012
Freya Douglas
Oct 2011-Oct 2012
Brianna Lee
May-Dec 2012
Jake Williams
Jan-Sep 2012
Jim McNicol
Jan 2010-Oct 2012
Linley Ezzy
Jan-Oct 2012
Jermaine Werror
May-Nov 2012
Elspeth McConaghy
Jan-July 2012
Bethany Holt
Jan-July 2012
Emma Fitzpatrick
Jan-July 2012
Emma K Betts
Dec 2011-July 2012
Sian Littledale
Nov 2011-July 2012
Matthew Cameron
Apr 2011-Apr 2012
Laura-Rose Lynch
Dec 2010-Mar 2012
Charles Martin
Nov 2010-July 2012
Jessica Swanson
Oct 2011-July 2012
Matias Peltola
Oct 2011-July 2012
Geoff Walker
Jan 2011-Mar 2012
Jessica Dale
Jan 2011-Mar 2012
Samantha Garbutt
July 2011-Mar 2012
Ashley Hammett
July 2011-May 2012
Paris Astill-Torchia
Nov 2011-Mar 2012
David Murray
July 2010-Feb 2012
San-Joe Tan
Jan-Dec 2011
Lachlan Jolly
July 2010-Dec 2011
Kate Stacey
Jan-Dec 2011
Ellen Bevan
July-Dec 2011
Siobhan Clair
Nov 2009-Jan 2012
Hayley Wall
June-Dec 2011
Annalyce Cuda
June 2010-Dec 2011
Joseph Douglas
May-Dec 2011
Iain Macdonald
July-Dec 2011
Corin Morcom
Jan 2010-Dec 2011
Rosie Hunt
Jan-Dec 2011
Brittany Smeed
July-Nov 2011
Katie Krafchick
July-Nov 2011
Ben Russo
Nov 2010-July 2011
Christopher Deitch
Apr 2009-June 2011
Phillip Jorgensen
Aug 2009-June 2011
Georgina Elliott
July 2010-June 2011
Salwa Marsh
July 2010-Jan 2011
Marissa Dooris
Jan 2010-Dec 2010
Isabel Dowe
Jan 2009-Dec 2010
Lisa Yang Zhong
Jan 2009-Dec 2010
Chaiy Donati
Apr-Dec 2010
Luke Trimarchi
May 2009-Dec 2010
Ben Klug
July-Dec 2010
Ria Ku
July-Dec 2010
Jackson Minter
July-Dec 2010
Sarida McLeod
July-Dec 2010
Nicholas Derrington
July-Dec 2010
Joseph O’Shea
Nov 2009-Nov 2010
Thomas Galloway
Feb 2010-Aug 2010
Brendan Hall
July 2009-July 2010
Mark Loong
March-July 2010
Thanu Gunewardena
March 2008-July 2010
Julia Noble
Aug 2009-July 2010
Sally Stubbington
March 2009-June 2010
Amelia Coman
February-June 2010
Emile McPhee
Mar 2008-Mar 2010
Toby Corsbie
Mar 2008-Dec 2009
Genevieve Beirne
Mar 2008-Dec 2009
Lachlan DJ Cameron
Mar 2008-Dec 2009
Angus Graham
Mar 2008-Aug 2009
Meghan Tait
Mar 2008-June 2009
Mazlifah Mansoor
Mar 2008-June 2009
Jordan Welke
Mar 2008-June 2009
Kristy Lennox
Aug 2008-May 2009
Jesse Lindemann
June 2008-Mar 2009
Jennifer Skippington
Mar 2008-Dec 2008
Tim Murray
Mar 2008-Dec 2008