The Advisory Group is a small non-executive body formed to provide specialist advice on data collection methods, theoretical and applied statistics, policy and advocacy strategies, and specific sensitivities related to working with refugee communities and vulnerable groups.


With an academic background in human rights and migration studies, Lewis has spent more than five years working with refugees and displaced persons. He is currently working to support unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the United Kingdom through the Refugee Befriending Service of the British Red Cross. Prior to this, Lewis worked for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) as a counter-trafficking assistant in the Republic of Moldova.


Dr Fionnuala Finnerty is a specialist registrar in sexual health and HIV at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, UK. She did her medical training at the University of Leicester where she got a lot of experience with migrant and refugee populations. She is a member of the Royal College Physicians. She is the specialist registrar representive on the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) sexual violence special interest group and is currently involved in national guideline writing. Her areas of interest are sexual and reproductive healthcare provision in vulnerable populations especially refugee women, care of survivors of sexual assault and the prevention of sexual and gender based violence and child sexual exploitation.


Jihad is a Lebanese Researcher in the field of religious law and intercommunal relations. He has been involved in designing and implementing educational programmes for NGOs working on peace, diversity, and integrity, He managed two field researches on Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 2015.


Fida is a gender expert and researcher from Palestine. She is a Chatham House Academy Associate, former Gender Director at Care West Bank & Gaza, and an Assistant Professor at Birzeit University in Palestine. Fida brings a gender lens and invaluable expertise through the Project through her extensive research experience.


Seth Wolpin holds a PhD in public health and has served on the research and clinical faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle since 2004. He has a strong background in health literacy, health informatics, survey design, user-centered design, and technology solutions in healthcare. His research interests in refugee health extend to data collection methods, wayfinding applications, and improved approaches to organizational health literacy.

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