The Staff Team At BIHR we are proud that our team brings wide and varied experience to supporting our mission to achieve change through human rights. Our team includes specialists in law, education, advocacy, community engagement and arts, and a range of areas related to people’s everyday experiences of rights including health and social care, addressing violence against women, immigration and asylum, as well as core organisational functions around finance, administration and governance operations. As part of our relationship with QMUL School of Law, where BIHR is housed, we run a paid summer internship scheme for students, awarded through a competitive application process. You can read more about our Intern Alumni here. You can contact BIHR via our main email ([email protected]). Find us on Twitter here: and @BIHRhumanrights You can dowload a written staff profile and image for our team here. Sanchita Hosali, Director Download Sanchita's biography and picture here. @sfhosali Carlyn Miller, Policy & Programmes Manager @CarlynSMiller Phil Moore, Operations Coordinator Katrin McEntee, Human Rights Officer Eilidh Turnbull, Human Rights Officer @TurnbullEilidh and @BIHRhumanrights Annie Smith, Human Rights Officer (Video coming soon!) Annie joined BIHR in March 2021 as a Human Rights Officer. Annie is an experienced social worker, with an MA in Social Work Practice from the Think Ahead programme. She has worked as a care coordinator in a community mental health team and subsequently spent two years in a Mental Capacity Act team. Annie is a qualified best interests assessor and has significant experience carrying out Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments to ensure people’s human rights are upheld where they may lack capacity to make decisions about their care. She is an experienced trainer on the Mental Capacity Act for audiences across the health and social care sector to promote understanding of the law and foster a culture of respect for human rights. Annie has a background in modern languages and worked as an English Language Assistant in France and Belgium prior to undertaking her MA. She volunteers with Age UK and is vice chair of her local network of the British Association of Social Workers. @AnnieKSmith1 Natalie Grubb, Human Rights Officer Natalie joined BIHR in March 2021 as a Human Rights Officer. Prior to this Natalie worked in Geneva for three years as a Project Officer supporting the Chief Executive of an independent NGO where she managed and produced the substantive elements of human rights projects. This involved working across thematic areas such as discrimination against women, rights of indigenous people, refugee rights, torture, and enforced disappearance. In this role Natalie engaged with United Nations organisations and treaty bodies, local and national governments, country missions, and legal mechanisms to address human rights violations. Prior to working in human rights, Natalie worked extensively in the private sector, particularly in the health and care sector. Going back to university as a mature student, Natalie gained a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from the Open University, allowing her to change direction in her career to focus on human rights.