Joanna Perry is an independent hate crime consultant, research fellow and associate lecturer on hate crime at Birkbeck College, University of London. Joanna’s previous roles include Hate Crime Officer at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, criminal justice policy lead at Victim Support UK, and hate crime policy and performance lead at the Crown Prosecution Service. She has published on disability hate crime and current challenges in achieving a shared concept of hate crime at the international level among policy makers, civil society, practitioners and scholars. Joanna has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bristol University and later gained a graduate diploma in Law from the College of Law, and a Masters in research in law from Birkbeck College.




Originally from Rome, Italy, Melissa has extensive experience in managing EU projects. Since its inception in 2011, she has managed and developed the European project Facing Facts! - make hate crime visible. She is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and partners, supporting the communications and fundraising strategies, and coordinating multiple activities and projects related to the CEJI’s work on hate crime and hate speech . She also has significant experience in developing and implementing training programmes, in-person and online, on issues related to hate crime and hate speech monitoring. With a Master degree in International Relations, before joining CEJI, she coordinated two research projects on Jewish Identity in Italy



Robin has over 25 years experience in developing and delivering anti-bias training programmes for various target groups. With a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution, Ms. Sclafani uses training and facilitation as methods for transforming social conflict into opportunities for social cohesion. Originally from New York City, Ms. Sclafani came to Brussels in 1998 as a Fulbright Scholar to the European Union



Originally from Hungary, Julia graduated in Marketing and Business Management in 2011. After working for two years in various communication and marketing positions in Hungary and China, she returned to England in 2013 to complete her Master degree in Media and Public Relations at Leicester University. While working at the Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest she coordinated and promoted cultural programs, including an exhibition she curated on Holocaust in the comic books. Shortly after joining CEJI in October 2016, she has started to focus on online hate speech. 




Phil Tubman (right) and Tim Ellis (left) have over 20 years combined experience in delivering high quality online learning in higher education. They also have considerable experience in developing massive open online courses designed to deliver entirely online courses for large numbers of students across the world. Phil and Tim started working with CEJI in 2016 to help design and deliver the Hate Crime and Hate Speech courses for Facing Facts Online.