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Who am I?
Who am I?
Before joining MMU, I worked in practice from 1992-1997 as an immigration solicitor at Salford Law Centre. Following this, I undertook development work on cultural diversity in the arts sector at the Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Board and then as the Development Officer at the Commission for Racial Equality with responsibility for research and consultancy on race equality services in East Lancashire. In 2001- 2014 I returned to legal practice as an immigration solicitor at South Manchester Law Centre. I was seconded to a trans-national project (the ‘WASP Project’) to conduct research in the UK and in Pakistan in partnership with MMU on domestic violence and refugee law. I co-authored the project report and a chapter for a publication edited by the Gender and Forced Migration working group at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, published by Zed Press.
I have also undertaken voluntary work with the Medico-Legal Report Service (MLRS) at Freedom from Torture (North West).
Specialism : Gender and Asylum/Immigration
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Current work in progress
Safe to Return? Pakistani women, domestic violence and access to refugee protection – A report of a trans-national research project conducted in the UK and Pakistan. South Manchester Law Centre in partnership with MMU (2008)
Ismail, S. Chapter 6: ‘Safe to Return? A case study of domestic violence, Pakistani women and the UK asylum system’ in Palmary, I. Burman, E. Chantler, K and Kiguwe, P. (Eds) Zed Press. Gender and Migration: Feminists Interventions. (2010).