Tina comes from a diverse human rights background, previously working in the areas of HIV prevention, LGBTIQ rights and currently with people seeking asylum. In 2011, she drafted and presented the Shadow Report at the UN in Geneva for human rights violations of homosexual, bisexual and transgender women on behalf of local NGO’s under CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women). This resulted in two recommendations that her home country observe and report on human rights violations of LBT women.
Tina is an active refugee advocate being involved with the longest running refugee legal centre RACS (Refugee Advice & Casework Service) and social art exhibition project Stories about Hope.
Currently, Tina is a member of the Doctoral program in Social and Political Thought at the Institute for Social Justice at the Australian Catholic University. Tina’s Doctoral thesis is focused upon the lived experiences of queer refugee women viewed through the lens of trauma theory and concepts of agency.