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) Mission and Ministry team. Prior to this 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. Presently Dr Loughry is a visiting research scholar at the School of Social Work, Boston College and a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Dr Loughry is a member of the Australian Government's Minister of Immigration' Advisory Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention (MCASD) and serves on the Governing Committee of the International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC). She is researching the psychosocial effects of climate-induced displacement in the Pacific, and was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in 2010 for service to refugees.