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Making a difference to the lives of forced migrants who arrive in the UK


This is an incredibly important though difficult subject of research, supported and part-funded by Lansons’ co-founders Clare Parsons and Tony Langham on behalf of Lansons.

In this episode, Lansons’ Co-Founder Tony Langham interviews professor Jenny Phillimore and researcher Sandra Iman Pertek on campaigning to improve lives and most recently their work for the SEREDA research project investigating sexual and gender-based violence towards forced migrants.

This is an incredibly important though difficult subject of research, supported and part-funded by Lansons’ co-founders Clare Parsons and Tony Langham on behalf of Lansons.

This podcast episode was produced ahead of the launch of the SEREDA research project findings, published 29 November, 2021.

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Podcasts Speakers

Jenny

Jenny Phillimore

Professor of Migration and Superdiversity and Founding Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham

Jenny is a world leading scholar in refugee integration, and access to social welfare with particular focus on public health. She has also advised the Home Office in the UK for many years and Governments across Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. Currently, Jenny is leading the international SEREDA project which aims to understand the incidence and nature of sexual and gender-based violence experienced by women, men and LGBTQIA+ refugees who have fled conflict or persecution in the MENA and Sub-Saharan African regions – this is the project Lansons has supported.

Sandra Iman Pertek

Sandra Iman Pertek

GBV Researcher and Gender Specialist

GBV Researcher & Gender Specialist (GBV & Faith) Gender, gender-based violence (GBV) and social development practitioner with over a decade's experience across settings and regions. Sandra has a solid research background in gender, GBV, forced migration and development, training and teaching experience. She also has a track record in policy influence and gender integration in international organisations, capacity building, policy and strategy development, technical advisory, project management, theories of change.

Tony Langham

Tony Langham

Executive Chair and Co-Founder

Tony co-founded Lansons in 1989 and has advised Governments, organisations and companies on their image and reputation for over 35 years. He is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading reputation management and public relations advisers and has been named by Debrett’s as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK. His first book Reputation Management : The Future of Corporate Communications and Public Relations was published by Emerald Publishing in December 2018. Outside Lansons he has an active non-executive career in horseracing, fintech and market research.