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Director: Sanchita Hosali

Sanchita is a recognised expert in human rights and equality law, policy and practice, with over fifteen years of working both in the UK and internationally. As  Director at BIHR Sanchita provides strategic leadership and mangement, overseesing operations, with a lead role in policy and campaigning. Sanchita has a particular expertise in addressing violence against women from a human rights perspective. She has been an academic researcher, worked as a freelance researcher, and lead policy and strategy development at a range of other organisations. Sanchita was previously the Chair of Rights of Women, a national legal organisation, overseeing the organisation’s constitution as a charity. Sanchita holds an LLM Human Rights Law and an LLB in Law.

Senior Human Rights Officer: Helen Wildbore

Helen has over 13 years’ experience of working on human rights and equality in the third sector and academic settings. Helen leads on BIHR’s mental health and human rights projects with advocacy and service providers (funded by the Department of Health), as well as our research and policy work on the Human Rights Act and ECHR. Helen was previously the researcher for the LSE’s Human Rights Futures Project, headed up by Professor Francesca Klug. Helen holds an LLB in Law and an LLM in Human Rights Law.

Senior Human Rights Officer: Sophie Howes

Sophie joined BIHR in January 2018, having worked for the organisation previously from 2012-2015. Prior to returning to BIHR, Sophie worked as a Senior Advocate at Victoria Legal Aid in Melbourne, Australia, helping to establish a flagship advocacy service for people who are subject to compulsory mental health treatment. In 2017 Sophie was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to complete an Executive Master in Public Administration for Global Policy Leaders at New York University and University College London.

Human Rights Officer: Emily Graham

Emily works across BIHR’s policy and practice work, with a focus on the Human Rights Alliance, March for Human Rights, and the health and human rights projects. Emily joined BIHR in November 2016, having previously worked for the voluntary sector umbrella body, National Council of Voluntary Organisations. Prior to this, Emily worked for the democracy think-tank Involve and as Programme Assistant on the Human Rights & Refugees Programme at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva. Emily holds a MA in Applied Human Rights from the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York.