The Team

The Project Team

Prof Katharine Charsley (Project Lead)

Katharine is a social scientist who is interested in issues of marriage/family and migration.

Prof Helena Wray (Co-Lead)

Helena is an expert on migration law, particularly as it relates to families.

Dr Nicole Hoellerer (Project Researcher)

Nicole is an is an anthropologist whose work focuses on migration.

Jasmin El-Shewy (Project Researcher)

Jasmin is a migration researcher who has worked as a legal adviser and researcher on forced displacement. She holds a PhD in International Development Studies.

Ryan Lutz (Project Administrator)

Ryan is the Project Administrator (part-time, main work day: Tuesdays) and is also doing a PhD on migrant integration policies in the UK.

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The Advisory Board

Kezia Tobin

Kezia is the Head of Policy and Advocacy for The 3million

Caroline Coombs

Caroline is the Chief Executive Office for Reunite Families UK

Prof Eleonore Kofman

Eleonore is a Professor of Social Policy at Middlesex University London

Zoe Bantleman

Zoe is a Legal Director at the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)

Matteo Besana

Matteo is the Campaigns Manager for Reunite Families UK