Melissa Phillips works for the Danish Refugee Council in Jordan. She has a Masters in Anthropology (Development Studies), BA(Hons) in History, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Melbourne where she is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences.
Melissa is co-author of Becoming Australian: Migration, Settlement and Citizenship (with Brian Galligan and Martina Boese), MUP, Melbourne and has published widely in academic journals on settlement, transit migration and refugee policies.
She also has experience working with the UN and NGOs in post-conflict contexts working with refugees and asylum seekers in South Sudan and Libya.
Prior to this she worked for the Refugee Council of Australia. Melissa is an advisor to a global NGO initiative on Urban Refugees and is an associate editor for the Journal of Intercultural Studies.