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Champa Patel

Champa Patel is the Head of Casework and Activism for Amnesty International UK. In this role, she manages a team responsible for Amnesty UK's Human Rights Defenders, Individuals at Risk, Trade Union mobilization and Activism programs. Prior to joining Amn

Champa Patel is the Head of Casework and Activism for Amnesty International UK. In this role, she manages a team responsible for Amnesty UK's Human Rights Defenders, Individuals at Risk, Trade Union mobilization and Activism programs. Prior to joining Amnesty, she was involved in the public health/sexual health sector for nearly ten years. Dr. Patel served as a Health Promotion Specialist for the Nottingham City National Health Service where she provided strategic and operational leadership for programs focusing on young peoples sexual health. In this capacity she worked specifically with refugees and asylum seekers, children at risk of, or experiencing, sexual exploitation and trafficked individuals. She also served as an Outreach Manager for sexual and reproductive health clinics based in community and youth settings and an HIV/AIDS worker for black and minority communities. Over the last fourteen years, Dr. Patel has also served on the board of various charity and community groups, particularly within the anti-racism and community development sector. In a voluntary capacity, she was previously Director of Tenteleni, an informal education charity that places students in placements in Southern and East Africa and is now part of the board of trustees. Dr. Patel received a B.A. from Nottingham Trent University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Nottingham. She is an alumna of the Salzburg Seminar's American Studies Center Session 29, The Continuing Challenge of America's Ethnic Pluralism in 2002 and served on the Faculty of several of the Salzburg Global Seminar's ISP sessions.

 

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