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Maryanne Loughry

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Maryanne Loughry is a Sister of Mercy and a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG). Maryanne has worked in refugee work with the Jesuit Refugee Service commencing as a psychologist in detention centres and refugee camps in South East Asia in 1988.

From 1996-2004 she was the Pedro Arrupe tutor at the University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre from where she conducted research, programme evaluations and humanitarian training in the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, South East Asia, and the UK and she continues to be a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and a member of Campion Hall Oxford.

Dr. Loughry serves on the Governing Committee of the International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC) and is on the advisory committees of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales, and the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, University of Melbourne. She is presently researching the psychosocial effects of climate-induced displacement in the Pacific.

Selected Publications

Kenny, M. & Loughry, M., (forthcoming). “These don’t look like children to me’: age assessment of unaccompanied children and separated children. In M.Crock & L.Benson. Protecting Migrant Children. In Search of Best Practice. Edward Elgar Publishing

Kenny, M., & Loughry, M., (2018). Addressing the limitations of age determination for unaccompanied minors: A way forward. Children and Youth Services Review. May, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.05.002

Loughry, M. (2017). A Church of and for the Poor: The Social Vision of Evangelii Gauduum Through the Eyes of a Scholar-Practitioner. In G.Mannion (ed). Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism: Evangelii Gaudium and the Papal Agenda. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Crea, T. M., Loughry, M., O’Halloran, C., & Flannery, G. J. (2017). Environmental risk: Urban refugees’ struggles to build livelihoods in South Africa. International Social Work, 60(3) 667-682

Loughry, M (2016) "Sailing the Waters on our Own," In A. Brazal and M. T. Davila (Eds.), Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples: Living with(out) Borders. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books

Brabeck, K. M., Porterfield, K. & Loughry, M. (2015). Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation: Psychosocial and Mental Health Issues, Assessment and Intervention for Individuals and Families. In B. Lykes and D.Kanstroom (Eds.), The New Deportations Delirium. New York, NYU Press

Crea, T., Calvo, R., & Loughry, M. (2015). Refugee Health and Wellbeing: Differences between Urban and Camp-Based Environments in Sub-Sahara Africa. Journal of Refugee Studies, doi 10.1093/jrs/fev 003

Meyer, S. and Loughry, M., (2014). Review of the Implementation of the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Geneva: IASC