I am a full-time Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham, alongside teaching on the LLB programme as a Postgraduate Teaching Associate. I am an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
From 2011-15, I worked as a legal advisor in a busy legal aid solicitors firm, representing asylum-seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants, including foreign national offenders. I specialized in asylum cases grounded on religion, sexuality or gender (including the representation of transgendered individuals).
Whilst in practice, I also completed a part-time Masters at the University of Birmingham, including a dissertation entitled, ‘Deportation as Punishment: Applying the European Convention on Human Rights to the UK’s Crimmigration Regime’.
I remain a Trustee of BIRCH, a Birmingham charity which runs projects that alleviates destitution and social isolation amongst marginalized refugees and asylum-seekers (www.birchnetwork.org).