She is currently Head of Unit for the Policy and Legal Support Unit in the Bureau for Europe of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
From 2004 to July 2009, she headed the EU Policy Unit at UNHCR’s Liaison Office to the EU. Ms Garlick holds an LL.M. in international law from Cambridge, UK, as well as B.A.(Hons) and LL.B (Hons) degrees from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is qualified and has practised as a lawyer in Victoria, Australia. From 1996 to 1999, she worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the Commission for Real Property Claims of Displaced Persons and Refugees (CRPC), and later the Legal and Human Rights Unit of the Office of the High Representative (OHR), specialising in legal work on the property rights of displaced persons. She subsequently served in Cyprus, with the UN Secretary General's Good Offices mission, as part of the team that facilitated negotiations between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots between 1999 and 2004.