Advisory Board Members

The Advisory Board assists in progressing the aims and objectives of the Network and helps to determine its short and longer term priorities. Board members additionally support the Directors in the organisation and implementation of the Network’s activities. 

Chairpersons

Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry

Barbara Perry is Professor and Associate Dean of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She has written extensively on hate crime, including several books on the topic, among them, In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crime; and Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader. She has also published in…

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Maurice Tomlinson

Maurice Tomlinson

Maurice Tomlinson is a Jamaican attorney-at-law and senior policy analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. At the Legal Network, Maurice acts as counsel and/or claimant in cases challenging anti-gay laws before the most senior tribunals in the Caribbean, authors reports to regional and UN agencies on the human rights situation for LGBTI people in…

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Board Members

Neil Chakraborti

Neil Chakraborti

Dr Neil Chakraborti is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has researched and published widely in the fields of hate crime, victimisation and policing, and his books include Responding to Hate Crime: The Case for Connecting Policy and Research…

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Jon Garland

Jon Garland

Jon Garland has been a Reader at the University of Surrey’s Department of Sociology since January 2013. His main areas of research are in the fields of hate crime, rural racism, community and identity, policing and victimisation. Between 2012-2014, Jon worked on the Leicester Hate Crime Project, a two-year hate crime victimisation study funded by…

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Elena Noel

Elena Noel

Elena Noel has worked as a RJ Practitioner and Mediator for over 15 years. Her work has shaped local and national and practice on Restorative Justice and Hate Crime, working with victims and perpetrators. She has advised UK and international governments and key criminal justice agencies. She is an advisor and trainer to the Home…

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Marian Duggan

Marian Duggan

Marian Duggan is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. Marian’s main research interests lie in how research and theory can inform policy and practice aimed at reducing sexual, gendered and hate-based victimisation. Her published research has investigated the culturally specific factors informing and sustaining…

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Zoë James

Zoë James

Zoë is an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Plymouth. Her key research interests lie in policing and diversity issues. Zoë worked for the Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate in the 1990s and subsequently completed her PhD at the University of Surrey on the policing of New Travellers. Since joining Plymouth University…

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Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall

Dr Nathan Hall is a Principal Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, and has researched and published widely in the field of hate crime. He is a member of the Cross-Government Hate Crime Independent Advisory Group and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)…

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Paul Giannasi

Paul Giannasi

Paul is a Police Superintendent working within the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom. He leads a cross-governmental hate crime programme which brings all sectors of government together to coordinate efforts to improve the response to hate crime from across the criminal justice system. Paul is the UK National Point of Contact to the…

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David Brax

David Brax

David Brax, PhD, is a post-doc at CERGU, the Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg. His research concerns philosophical aspects of hate crime and hate crime legislation. Currently he is doing a post-doc project on hate crime legislation in Europe and the challenges to a common understanding of, and legal and policy…

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Hannah Mason-Bish

Hannah completed her BA (hons) History and Sociology, MA Criminology, MA Sociological Research and PhD Criminology at the University of Essex. She has taught at higher education level for over ten years on subjects including research methods, victimology, the criminal justice system and criminological theory. She previously taught at the University of Roehampton where she…

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Jamie Bolling

Jamie Bolling

Mrs. Jamie Bolling is the executive director of ENIL – The European Network on Independent Living since 2009. She was a member of the European Fundamental Rights Platform’s Advisory Panel from 2010 – 2014. Jamie has a Masters degree in social anthropology and work experience in disability research, international development cooperation as well as other…

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Piotr Godzisz

Piotr Godzisz

Piotr Godzisz (pgodzisz@gmail.com) is a Policy, Research & Advocacy Officer at Lambda Warsaw, and a PhD candidate at University College London. As part of his role at Lambda, he leads the hate crime and security portfolio, and works as the Scientific Leader in the transnational project ‘Come Forward’ on empowering and supporting hate crime victims….

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Imran Awan

Imran Awan

Dr Imran Awan is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. Imran’s research examines the impact of Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hate crime and security upon Muslim communities. His recent publications include examining online Islamophobia. Imran’s new book is due out this year, which examines Islamophobia…

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Heidi Beirich

Heidi Beirich

Heidi Beirich leads the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, which publishes the award-winning Intelligence Report and the Hatewatch blog. She is an expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate movements as well as racism in academia. She oversees the SPLC’s yearly count of the nation’s hate and hard-line, anti-government groups and…

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Mohamad Al-Hakim

Mohamad Al-Hakim

Dr. Mohamad Al-Hakim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from McMaster University and completed his Doctorate of Philosophy at York University (Toronto Canada). His primary research focuses on political, legal and moral theory,…

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