Senior Policy Adviser to the Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Protection)
Ellen Hansen joined UNHCR in 1998 and is currently Senior Policy Adviser to the Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees (Protection). She has been closely involved in international law, policy and diplomacy throughout her close to 30-year career, first with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and then with UNHCR. Prior to her current position, she was the Senior Regional Protection Officer based in UNHCR’s office in Canberra. Ellen holds degrees in law and literature from the University of Sydney and the Australian National University.