Professor McAdam is the Founding Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. She is a Scientia Professor at UNSW Law, a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington DC, and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. She publishes widely in international refugee law and forced migration, with a particular focus on human rights-based forms of protection (complementary protection) and the impacts of climate change on mobility.
Jane is the Co-Rapporteur of the International Law Association’s International Committee on International Law and Sea-Level Rise; Associate Rapporteur of the Convention Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection Working Party for the International Association of Refugee Law Judges; a member of the Consultative Committee of the Nansen Initiative on Disaster-Induced Cross-Border Displacement; and a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific Migration and Environment Network. She has undertaken consultancies on forced migration issues for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and various governments. In 2013 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.