Director of the HKC Refugee Rights Hub / Lecturer
Clare leads the newly rebranded Refugee Rights Hub within the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice and lectures in topics related to the Hub's work.
Clare has worked in the asylum and immigration field for over twenty years, mostly in Scotland. She began her career as a Bail Clerk in what was the IAA ,the Tribunal hearing all cases pertaining to immigration and asylum matters. She became a Legal Advisor and then a Trainer and Counsellor at Immigration Advisory Service, holding a large and diverse range of immigration and asylum related cases. Having begun to specialise in representing separated children in the early days of child trafficking being recognised in Scotland, Clare moved to Scottish Refugee Council where as a Children's Policy Officer she led on establishing the Scottish Guardianship Service and undertaking and Age Assessment project. On returning to Yorkshire Clare worked as a trainer/ evaluator and consultant with agencies such as British Red Cross and led a Home Office funded project for ECPAT UK that looked at Local Authorities' responses to the victims of myriad forms of child trafficking. Clare has designed, developed and delivered training to a large number of foster carers and social care workers and front-line professionals from several agencies including the police, education and health. Clare began the SHU Refugee Family Reunion project as a response to research findings around advice and representation available to refugees seeking to be reunited with loved ones they were forced to leave behind when they fled from their countries. Together with Gina Clayton, Clare has developed the Hub and related modules. The Hub has hosted International Exchange students from Binghamton, New York, and has, from January 2020 expanded to provide a service across Yorkshire as part of a refugee reintegration project. Clare works with other colleagues across the department and with a number of agencies in the wider sector. Clare's interests include refugee service design and development; children's voices in immigration systems; child trafficking identification, prevention and child trafficking victim protection and support. Clare is also interested in the portrayal of refugees in fiction and film. Clare is committed to actively encouraging the next generation of immigration specialists to learn, practice and develop their skills in a safe environment.
College of Social Sciences and Arts
HKC Refugee Rights Hub Pan-Yorkshire Refugee Intergration Project
Law and Criminology
CPPD Refugee Rights Non Contentious and Contentious
Sands, M., & Tudor, C. (2019). ES (s82 NIA 2002, Negative NRM) Albania  UKUT 00335 (IAC). Journal of Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Law, 33 (1), 68-70. https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/journal/journal-of-immigration-asylum-and-nationality-law/
Clayton, G., Sands, M., & Tudor, C. (2019). Refugee Family Reunion Applications; Evidence to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. Not applicable.