FMR team

Emily Emily E. Arnold-Fernández, Managing Editor (maternity cover)

Emily is a human rights practitioner and scholar with a long career in forced migration response. She served as the founding CEO of Asylum Access, the leading global refugee human rights organisation, from 2005 to 2022. She also writes and teaches in the areas of refugee studies, human rights law, and social entrepreneurship, and has lived in the US, the UK, Spain, Egypt and Zimbabwe. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University. In addition to her work with Forced Migration Review, she is currently writing a book on Refugees and Work in Law and Practice.
Catherine Meredith

Catherine Meredith, Deputy Editor

Catherine joined Forced Migration Review in May 2023. Prior to this, she worked as a freelance copyeditor within the NGO sector and as a Digital Content Editor at Oxfam, responsible for policy and practice communications, including managing a blog sharing research and learning. She has also worked in humanitarian response for Oxfam, and in varied roles for All We Can and Christian Aid. She studied English Literature and Spanish at Durham University, and has lived in Chile and Senegal. 


Maureen Schoenfeld, Promotion and Finance Assistant

Maureen has worked previously for the University of Oxford in the Department of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, where she managed the Phonetics Lab. Previously, she has worked in the legal and film industries. Maureen is also a trained theatre actress and writer, and holds a BA in Psychology.


Sharon Ellis, Assistant

Sharon has been working with FMR since 1998, managing the website and database. Previously Sharon worked in the Bursary of one of the Oxford colleges.
Alice Alice Philip, Managing Editor (currently on maternity leave)

Alice joined Forced Migration Review in January 2021. Prior to this, she held a number of communications roles within international development, including as editor of a magazine for community development workers. She did her undergraduate studies in Social and Political Science at Cambridge University and has Masters degrees in Development studies from SOAS and Malmo University. She has lived and worked in Russia and Kazakhstan, and has worked with NGO partners across Asia and West Africa.