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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 management, overseeing 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: 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.

Associate: Kate Temple-Mabe

Kate joined BIHR as an Associate in November 2017, having previously interned with the organisation during the summer of 2016. She holds an LLB in Law from Queen Mary, University of London (2017) as well as English Literature degrees from the University of North Carolina and King's College London. She is currently working part-time at BIHR whilst completing the Bar Professional Training Course, and will begin work as a pupil barrister in October 2018.