Introducing Refugee History’s Advisory Board

Refugee History is delighted to introduce its advisory board. Its members will provide strategic advice and oversee our activities.

Jeff Crisp

Jeff Crisp

Dr Jeff Crisp has held senior positions with UNHCR, where he was Head of Policy Development and Evaluation, as well as Refugees International (Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy) and the Global Commission on International Migration (Director of Policy and Research). He has also worked as an academic, journalist and in the NGO sector. Jeff has first-hand experience of refugee situations throughout the world and has published, lectured and broadcast extensively on humanitarian issues. He holds a Masters degree and PhD in African Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham. He is currently a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House and Honorary Professor at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.


Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews is a coordinator at Right to Remain, a national organisation that works with groups across the UK supporting people to establish their right to remain with dignity and humanity, and challenges injustice in the asylum and immigration system.  Lisa has worked at Right to Remain since 2011.  Her previous experience is in providing psycho-social support to refugees in Cairo, mental health community outreach with London's Somali and Bangladeshi communities, asylum and immigration legal casework, integration case management with refugees, and asylum advice.  She has a Masters Degree in War, History and Memory from the University of Manchester.


Daniel Trilling

Daniel Trilling

Daniel Trilling is editor of New Humanist magazine and a journalist whose reporting and commentary on refugees in Europe has been published by the London Review of Books, Guardian and New Statesman among others. He is the author of Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain's Far Right (Verso, 2012) and the forthcoming Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe (Picador, 2018). 

Protestimony at the Edinburgh Fringe