Dr Sylvie Da Lomba

Senior Lecturer



Personal statement

My Research interests bring together the areas of international and EU migration law, migration governance, human rights law, vulnerability theory and citizenship. My research is multidisciplinary and has a strong socio-legal dimension.

I have extensively published in the areas of migrants’ social and economic rights, with a focus on irregular migrants and asylum seekers’ right to health care; migrants and the European Convention on Human Rights; human rights and migration governance; vulnerability theory and migration law and policy; EU asylum law and policy; migrants and citizenship; and refugee integration.

I have conducted research projects with the Scottish Refugee Council and the British Red Cross in the area of migrants and asylum seekers’ rights.

I was a visiting scholar at the University of Montreal and the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

I am a member of the editorial board of Laws.

I represent the University of Strathclyde on the Board of Directors of the Glasgow-based Ethnic Minorities Law Centre in my capacity as Special Director.

I currently teach European Union Law (undergraduate core class on LLB and BA programmes) and International Migration Law (postgraduate class).

I am a member of the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe (SULNE).

I was the Director for Postgraduate Research in the Law School from 2015 to 2020. 

I welcome applications for postgraduate research (PhD and MPhil) in the following areas:

-          Migrants’ human rights.

-          EU asylum and migration laws and policies.

-          Migration governance.

-          International migration law.

-          International refugee law.

-          Refugee and migrant integration.   

-          EU citizenship.

-          Social and economic rights.


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Professional Activities

UACES Annual Conference
SLS Annual Conference
Keynote on ‘Humanising the EU’s Migration Policy: Recognising Irregular Migrants’ Humanity’
‘Rethinking the Common European Asylum System’
Brexit and Scottish Legal Education
The future of EU Law Teaching after Brexit

More professional activities


‘Let them in’: the road to humanising the EU’s asylum policy
Da Lomba, Sylvie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
GCRF One Ocean Hub
Morgera, Elisa (Principal Investigator) Baum, Thomas (Co-investigator) Cathcart, Alison (Co-investigator) Clark, Bryan (Co-investigator) Da Lomba, Sylvie (Co-investigator) Heath, Mike (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator) Sindico, Francesco (Co-investigator) Switzer, Stephanie (Co-investigator) Vermeylen, Saskia (Co-investigator) Webster, Elaine (Co-investigator) Laverick, Jack (Researcher)
13-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2024
The asylum process and access to maternity care services - Glasgow case study
Quinn, Neil (Principal Investigator) Da Lomba, Sylvie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2016
BTG: Promoting the health and well-being of ethnic minority families in Glasgow
Sime, Daniela (Academic) Quinn, Neil (Academic) Meer, Nasar (Academic) Da Lomba, Sylvie (Academic) Garvey, Brian (Academic) Fassetta, Giovanna (Academic) Siebelt, Lindsay (Academic) Moore-Milne, Keith (Co-investigator)

16-Jan-2014 - 15-Jan-2015
Women Asylum Seekers’ Access to Free NHS Maternity Care in Glasgow after a Negative Decision on their Asylum Claim
Da Lomba, Sylvie (Principal Investigator)
The project aims to investigate female asylum seekers’ experiences of accessing NHS maternity care in Glasgow after a negative decision on their asylum claim with a view to assessing the adequacy and implementation of statutory regulations and Scottish Government guidance, and measuring the current legal and policy framework in Scotland against international human rights obligations.
16-Jan-2012 - 23-Jan-2014

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Dr Sylvie Da Lomba
Senior Lecturer

Email: sylvie.da-lomba@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3331