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Background and expertise
I have a strong academic foundation in the social sciences, law, and migration studies; I hold a BA in Political Science and an MSc Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am a doctoral candidate in Jurisprudence & Social Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. My academic approach to these subjects has included international and European human rights theory, law and practice, as well as gender, population, and demography studies with a focus on refugee and migration issues.
I have been instructed in more than 70 asylum and protection claims since 2012 relating to trafficking, asylum and gender-based violence. I have particular expertise in relation to gender, migration and trafficking from Nigeria, Albania, China and Vietnam, though my past clients have come from more than 50 countries around the world.
In addition to extensive academic study in the field, I have a well-established career conducting research, managing and implementing programs and policies to protect and promote human rights and combat trafficking in persons. I work currently as a consultant in individual cases and for a European Commission-funded project on improving transnational cooperation in combating trafficking in persons.