Dr Champa Patel

Director, Asia-Pacific Programme


Dr Champa Patel has led the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House since September 2017.

Before joining Chatham House she was most recently the regional director/senior research advisor for South Asia and South East Asia and Pacific Offices for Amnesty International, responsible for managing the research, campaigns, media and advocacy for the region.

Prior to Amnesty she worked in public health for almost a decade, focused on children at-risk, refugees, asylum seekers and internal trafficking.

She is a visiting practitioner/external examiner at the University of York, an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham and sits on the editorial board of Human Rights Quarterly.

Past experience

2015-17 Regional Director/Senior Research Advisor, South Asia and South-East Asia and Pacific Offices, Amnesty International
2014-15 Director, Campaigns, Amnesty International
2009-14 Head of Casework /Campaigns, Amnesty International UK
2006-09 Health Promotion Specialist, National Health Service
2004-06 Outreach Projects Manager, National Health Service

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