New Honorary Fellows

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute has welcomed Dr John Chesterman and Dr Ashleigh Haw as Honorary Fellows.

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Dr John Chesterman is Victoria’s Deputy Public Advocate. He is a trained lawyer and prior to joining the Office of the Public Advocate he lectured in politics for more than eight years at the University of Melbourne. He has written a number of books, including (as co-author) The Politics of Human Rights in Australia (Cambridge University Press). In his time at the Office of the Public Advocate John has travelled as a Churchill Fellow to the US, Canada and the UK, where he examined a variety of adult protection systems.

Dr Ashleigh Haw completed her PhD in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia in November 2018. She specialises in research exploring social cohesion outcomes for refugees and migrants in Australia, as well as constructions of marginalised communities in Australian media, public and political discourse. Ashleigh is currently a chief investigator on two University of Melbourne-led projects exploring social-cohesion outcomes for African migrants residing in public housing.