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Experts on countries of origin by surname

George, Alan

Academic with expertise on many countries in the Middle East

Occupation: Consultant, writer, journalist. Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College, Oxford University.
Countries of expertise: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Yemen

Ghaderi, Dr Farangis

Independent researcher and Middle East consultant.  Academic with extensive experience in country expert reports, nationality assessment, and language analysis. 

Occupation: Director of the Middle East Consulting Ltd; Honorary Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter 

Occupation: Director of the Middle East Consulting Ltd
Countries of expertise: Iran, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey

Ghobadi, Dr Kaveh

Dr Ghobadi, Kaveh

Areas of expertise: country expert reports, nationality assessment, language analysis, Gender-based violence, Ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East, and Document authentication. 

Occupation: Independent researcher

Countries of expertise: Kurdistan Regional of Iraq (KRI), Iraq, Iran, Turkey

Occupation: Independent Researcher
Countries of expertise: Iran, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Turkey

Giustozzi, Dr. Antonio

Expert on Afghanistan with experience of producing several hundred expert reports on asylum cases from 2004 onwards on all aspects of Afghanistan and has acted as expert witness in trials in the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. In recent months expert has produced several reports on Pakistani asylum seeker.  

Occupation: Researcher and Analyst
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria

Gordon, Dr Stephanie

Dr Gordon’s China country expertise sits at the intersection of legal, political, cultural, social and economic knowledge. She conducted her doctoral research on the hukou (household registration) system and its connection to family planning, adoption, immigration and migration control policies. Thereafter she led a research report on adoption and foster care, and also on patterns of discrimination in China – including ethnic, religion, political, gender, sexuality discrimination, for two NGOs.

Dr Gordon currently works in the private and non-for-profit sector as a China consultant. 

Occupation: Freelance China Consultant
Countries of expertise: China

Guest, Ms Julia

Journalist and Broadcaster, with direct experience of 'post-war' Iraq

Occupation: Documentary film maker and journalist;
Countries of expertise: Iraq