28/03/08

Aisha Gill

Dr Gill (B.A., M.A., PhD (University of Essex)) PGCHE) is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton. Her main areas of interest and research are health and criminal justice responses to violence against Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women in the United Kingdom. She has been involved in addressing the problem of violence against women for the past decade. She is currently the Chair of Newham Asian Women’s Project, London, a management committee member of Imkaan (a second-tier national VAW charity) and a member of Liberty’s Project Advisory Group and their ‘End Violence Against Women’ group (EVAW). Dr. Gill has also served on numerous government committees dealing with so-called ‘honour’ killings and forced marriages, and has challenged politicians to be more inclusive of BME women's voices in policy-making on issues of gender-based violence and human rights. Her current research interests focus on rights and marriage, familial homicide and femicide, trafficking, missing women and violence. She has also published widely in refereed journals.