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Amanda Gray Meral

Research Fellow

  • Humanitarian Policy Group
  • ODI Europe
Portrait of Amanda Gray Meral

Amanda is a Research Fellow for the Humanitarian Policy Group. She is a lawyer by training with a particular interest in refugee protection, refugee economies and work, inclusion and urban humanitarian response.

Previously, Amanda worked at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and at the International Rescue Committee, where she was the organisation’s advisor on urban displacement policy and co-led the Urban Expert Group alongside DFID and UN Habitat to develop policy recommendations for the World Humanitarian Summit.

Her research has focused on the Syrian refugee response, with refugees and policy-makers in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.