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Emma Borland is a Ph.D candidate at Cardiff University and holds an LLB (Hons.) and an LLM (Distinction) in Human Rights. Her research concerns issues of access to justice for asylum seekers.

Emma has more than four years’ experience as an accredited immigration adviser (OISC Level 3/Law Society Level 2) and her work as a practitioner, specialising in asylum cases, has inspired her research interest. Emma has been committed to helping asylum seekers and refugees since she undertook a 6 months internship in 2008/09 as a legal adviser for African and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), the Egypt branch of a UK based NGO.