Right to Remain, Management Committee
Catherine Hurley (Acting Chair)
Catherine is the Business and Operations Manager of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Prior to this, she ran the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge and the Violence and Society Centre at City, University of London. She has a breadth of experience in strategic planning, policy development, financial and grant management and people management. She has been active in a voluntary capacity in the migration justice movement for nearly ten years, including a stint as social media volunteer for the Detention Forum.
Phill Wilcox is a researcher based between the UK and Germany. She has a PhD in anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London and has been active in migration and social justice issues for many years. Phill is also a qualified immigration advisor working for the Manuel Bravo Project in Leeds.
Hyab Yohannes is an academic with a PhD in ‘The Realities of Eritrean Refugees in a Carceral Age‘ from the University of Glasgow. Currently, he works as a project academic coordinator at the University of Glasgow, where he conducts research, synthesises findings, and provides insights on theoretical, methodological, and policy-oriented questions. He is co-editing a Special Issue on decolonising knowledge production for the Journal of Language and Intercultural Communication and a Handbook of Cultures of Sustainable Peace for Multilingual Matters. Additionally, Hyab has recently signed a book contract with Routledge for his upcoming book titled ‘The Coloniality of the Refugee.’ Hyab is also a member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.
Tom Gee (Treasurer)
Tom joined the Right to Remain Management Committee as Treasurer in 2020. He is a qualified accountant currently working as Financial Controller for a publicly-owned regeneration corporation in East London, having previously worked in both the public and private sectors.