Caroline Fleay has been with the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University since February 2007. She received her doctorate from Curtin University in 2005 and for her final two years of study she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Following this she was a lecturer in the ethics and human rights program at the University of Kent and a visiting lecturer of human rights at the Institut d'Etudes de Politique in Lille, France.
At the Centre for Human Rights Education, Caroline teaches human rights and conducts research into the experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia. She has been a regular visitor to some of WA’s sites of immigration detention and written extensively about the impacts on people seeking asylum of indefinite detention and being released into the community with minimal supports. Caroline has also been involved with a range of community groups and human rights campaigns over the past three decades. She is currently a Board Member of the Refugee Council of Australia and continues to liaise with WA, national and regional refugee support organisations and activists to campaign on the rights of people seeking asylum.