Vicky Goodban has worked in various roles in Wales since 2011 for Oxfam Cymru, and joined Asylum Justice as a trustee in 2015. Before coming to Wales, Vicky completed an LLM in International Criminal Justice & Armed Conflict at Nottingham University, with a focus on International Refugee Law. She joined the Fahamu Refugee Programme (now the Rights in Exile Programme, International Refugee Rights Initiative) in Oxford subsequently, and carried out multi-country research into immigration detention as a legal research assistant at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Vicky started at Oxfam in 2011 running a project supporting refugee and asylum-seeking women to realise their rights in the UK, and went on to lead a multi-partner project aimed at providing volunteering, employment and training opportunities in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Wrexham. Since 2015, Vicky has worked as Oxfam’s Programme Manager in Wales and is also involved in both Cardiff and Swansea City of Sanctuary groups. Vicky joined AJ’s board of trustees in 2015 and is a member of the Communications and Fundraising Working Group.