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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

Independent researcher. 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: 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. Has acted as expert witness in trials in the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands. From 2014 he has produced over 100 reports on Pakistani asylum seekers. From 2019 he started producing reports on Syria and Iraq and in 2020 he started producing reports on Iran. Has published extensively (boors, papers, journal articles and media) on many topics related to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran and Iraq.

Occupation: Independent Researcher and Analyst, affiliated with King’s College London and the Royal United Services Institute
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria

Gordon, Dr Stephanie

The Expert’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.

The Expert 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

Gurung, Sanju

Expert/Consultant for Nepal, Bhutan and China (Tibet) – the countries in the Himalayan belt. He is also a PhD student (part-time) in Politics at the Queen Mary University of London where his research project examines the internal politics of the above-mentioned countries from the geopolitical perspective with China and India.

Occupation: Independent Consultant, Politics PhD student (part-time)
Director of greenwall consultancy (gwc).
Countries of expertise: Bhutan, China (Tibet), Nepal