Ross is an Australian lawyer with over 10 years experience working on access to justice and community legal empowerment across Southeast Asia and East Africa with national and international legal NGOs, judicial institutions and the UN.
He has designed, managed and implemented a range of legal projects in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Timor-Leste through close collaboration with civil society, the legal profession and judicial officials. In particular, he has established paralegal networks, designed mediation programmes, supported legal aid service provision and advised on access to justice in post-conflict contexts.
Ross has thematic expertise on gender justice, land rights, transitional justice as well as climate change law and policy, and has been published widely in these areas.
In his role as law and justice adviser, Ross is focused on strengthening Oxfam's current programming from a legal perspective and is exploring new strategies to integrate justice approaches into Oxfam's work.