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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Thornhill, Dr. Kerrie

The Expert is a specialist in the history and anthropology of West Africa, especially related to conflict, gender-based violence, and traditional harmful practices. For the past 17 years they have lived and worked across West Africa, in particular Liberia and Ghana, as well as Benin, Burkina Faso, and Côte d'Ivoire. Since 2019 The Expert has worked as the Director of an Oxfordshire-based research company, Résolu Ltd. Prior to this, they held positions as Assistant Professor in Gender Violence at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Tutor in Gender, Geography & Environment at University of Oxford, and various other roles related to gender-based violence research in West Africa. Their work has been published in Routledge, Third World Quarterly, and Democracy In Africa. The Expert completed their DPhil at University of Oxford School of Geography and the Environment in 2016.

Occupation: Director, Résolu Ltd
Countries of expertise: Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d`Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, United Kingdom

Tognato, Carlo

The Expert is currently Fellow of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota as well as Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. He was for two years Senior Policy Fellow at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, for over a decade  Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the National University of Colombia in Bogota, and for four years Director of the Center for Social Studies at the same university. He holds a PhD in Political Science from UCLA, an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Since 2014 his research has focused on processes of civil reconstruction and civil degradation.

Occupation: Researcher
Countries of expertise: Colombia, Italy

Tran, Thi Lan Anh

Dr. Tran Thi Lan Anh (PhD in Law) has worked as a senior official for the Vietnamese Government. Expert holds PhD in Law from the School of Law, University of Leeds and worked as post-doctoral researcher on human rights here.

Dr. Tran Thi Lan Anh is also an expert on various aspect of Vietnam in include the socio-economic system, legal regime, human rights, political regime, women and children, and human trafficking. This expert has written many expert reports and made numerous appearances at the court as an expert witness.

Occupation: Independent Consultant, Representative for the Vietnam Private Business Association in the United Kingdom; Visiting lecturer at Hanoi National Economics University
Countries of expertise: Cambodia, China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam

Tucker, Heather

Anthropologist and qualitative researcher with over a decade of experience conducting research with vulnerable populations. Specializing in participatory, ethical, and mixed methods research with lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ+) women and LGBTIQA+ groups; human rights; SOGI inclusion; intersectional data analysis; sexual and gender-based violence; sexual and reproductive health and rights; NGOs and community-based organizations; HIV/AIDS programming; and inclusive and diverse programming in development and nonprofit interventions.

Occupation: Researcher/Anthropologist
Countries of expertise: Ghana, Uganda


The Expert is a UK-educated Barrister, Researcher, and Legal Affairs & Political Editor of a Daily Newspaper.

The Expert is a specialist in the history of Bangladesh, law, politics, political parties, government systems, election methods, democratic & educational institutions, constitutional law and judiciary systems, abuse of power, extra judiciary killings, human rights violation, political & LGBT persecution, secularism, inhuman treatment and torture, risk of bloggers, Rohingya refugee crisis, etc.

The Expert visited the United Kingdom, India Nepal, and the Maldives for educational and journalism purposes and has gathered experience in human rights situations, judicial systems, health systems, and political systems.

After that expert has written articles in different newspapers including the Daily Sun, the Daily Observer, the Daily New Nation, the Daily Manabzamin, the Dainik Bangla 71, the Daily Campus, and the Daily Amar Desh about his experience.  Expert is Head of Chambers of the 'Justice for All'.  Besides the Legal profession Expert is a Legal Affairs and Political Editor of The Daily Campus.

United Kingdom:  The Expert has completed his LL. B. (Hon's), LL.M., from the University of East London, and Bar… Read more

Occupation: Barrister, Advocate, Researcher, Journalist, and Columnist
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom