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Professor Aisha K. Gill was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours list for her services in tackling forced marriages, ‘honour’ crimes and violence against women.

She has advised the Ministry of Justice, the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service and her research was instrumental in the passage of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007.

Dr Caroline Oliver, an expert on migration and integration, co-ordinated a project with COMPAS, Oxford University to create an online tool for use by migrant families, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations to help ensure families with children in need can access information on eligibility for housing and financial support.

She is also leading the evaluation of the Utrecht Refugee Launchpad, an innovative co-living and co-learning experiment in the Netherlands which aims to help refugees develop social networks and professional skills to integrate successfully, whether in the Netherlands or elsewhere.

Professor Jérémie Gilbert from the Roehampton Law School has presented his research at the United Nations headquarters in New York, at a meeting focussed on indigenous people’s rights to land.

His report, which was presented in 2018, centred on the phenomenon of ‘land grabbing, which has increased encroachment on indigenous peoples’ territories, one of the major threats faced by indigenous peoples.