Vicky Goodban worked in a number of roles for Oxfam Cymru running programmes focused on refugees and asylum seekers’ rights in Wales from 2011-18, and joined the Asylum Justice board as a trustee in 2015. During this time, she was also a contributing member of both Cardiff and Swansea City of Sanctuary groups.

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’) 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.

She is currently working in the international humanitarian sector, having spent over a year as Oxfam’s policy advisor for the Rohingya Refugee Response in Bangladesh, and as policy and influencing manager for Oxfam in Jordan.