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Acting 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 Acting Director at BIHR Sanchita provides strategic leadership and oversees operations and the delivery of BIHR’s education, outreach and information services, 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 other organisations. Sanchita was previously the Vice-Chair and 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.

Human Rights Officer: Emily Graham

Emily works across BIHR’s policy and practice work, with a focus on March for Human Rights, the Human Rights Tour 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.

Human Rights Officer: Johnny Rebours

Johnny also works across BIHR's policy and practice work, focussing particularly on our new project 'Learning Disability, Autism, and Human Rights' and delivering training sessions for projects around the UK. Johnny has been working at BIHR since November 2016, after completing his Masters degree in the same year. Previously, he worked in Vietnam, Japan, and Lebanon as a teacher, also working on development in Ghana. Johnny volunteers with groups working to provide aid to refugees in Calais and Paris, and to raise awareness on the refugee crisis here at home. Johnny holds an MA in Applied Human Rights from the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York.

Administration and Events Officer: Jasmine Powell

Jasmine ensures the smooth running of BIHR’s administrative functions. She provides seamless logistical support for the 100+ capacity-building, awareness raising, engagement and consultation events BIHR delivers each year. Jasmine brings a range of office-based and customer service experience, having temped extensively, including in galleries and hospitality settings. Jasmine holds a BA in Hospitality Leadership and Management from Leeds Beckett University.