About me

My name is Tina Dixson.

I am a PhD Candidate researching the lived experiences of queer refugee women in Australia.

In my career I’ve worked in the areas of LGBTIQ, refugee and women’s rights both in Australia and overseas.

I have a solid experience working with the UN agencies. In 2011 I co-drafted a shadow report on the human rights violations of LBT women and presented it at the 45th Session of the CEDAW Committee in Geneva. In 2017 I was an Australian delegate to undertake a gender audit of the Global Compact for Refugees in UNHRC, Geneva.

This year, together with my partner Renee, we’ve founded a Queer Sisterhood Project, a peer-run and peer-support group for queer refugee women.

I have set a goal for myself to actively contribute to the public discourse on people from refugee backgrounds in particular on queer women, raising issues of intersectionality, ethics, and representation. I am always happy to present at your event.

I love doing lots of cools things with Renee like Stories about Hope, traveling, reading books, and drinking good wine.

For a more formal version about me, check my LinkedIn page.