Priscellia 'Pyhia' Robinson
PRESIDENT & RESEARCHER
Priscellia 'Pyhia' Robinson is the President and Founder of Birthmark of Africa. She is the head researcher in the disciplines of Law, Criminology and Sociology. Her specialist areas of research is Human Rights, Race Disparities, Reparative Justice, Social Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the Windrush Generation, the Ongoing Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the affects of Colonialism within contemporary times. Priscellia 'Pyhia' Robinson is a qualified Barrister of England and Wales and she can also be instructed upon amicus curiae briefs at International Courts and Tribunals. She has been bestowed with the awarded title and position as United Nations Fellow by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights under the International Decade for People of African Descent Fellowship programme. Priscellia 'Pyhia' Robinson is also undertaking her Ph.D. at the University of West London upon the ongoing legacy of the transatlantic slave trade, the Windrush generation and reparative justice.
VICE-PRESIDENT & RESEARCHER
Cristina Cabral is the Vice President of Birthmark of Africa. She is the head researcher in the disciplines of Media and Film Studies. Her specialist areas of research are Diversity and Inclusion, Race, Gender, Cultural Industries, Lusophony Studies, and Commodification of Black culture.
Cristina Cabral is a qualified multilingual Inclusive Multimedia Journalist and an awarded documentary filmmaker. She is a Ph.D. candidate at SOAS University of London and will research the lack of representation of Black Dolls in the Era of Performative activism of Blackness.
Hon. CHAIRMAN & RESEARCHER
Shemi Leira is the Chairman of Birthmark of Africa. He is the head researcher in the discipline of International Law. His specialist areas of research are Land Rights, International Human Rights Law, US Law, Disparities within Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, Horn of Africa Affairs and Racial Injustices. Shemi Leira is an Attorney at Law and undertaking his Ph.D. research focusing on the role of Compulsory Purchased Orders/Eminent Domain in social housing expropriation and compatibility with the compelling public interest/ human rights.
HEAD OF TRAINING & CONSULTANCY:
Nairobi Thompson is Head of Training and Consultancy at Birthmark of Africa. She is the head researcher in the discipline of Learning and Development. Her specialist areas of research are Unconscious Bias Awareness, perpetuation of dehumanisation practices, PTSD, Racial Trauma, Restorative Justice, Critical Race Theory, the Criminal Justice System and Diversity and Inclusion. Nairobi Thompson has extensive experience in developing leadership in senior managers and the UK Judiciary. She was the first to design and deliver cross jurisdictional training for Judges in Unconscious Bias Awareness, appraisals and mentoring skills. She has also worked on high profile cases like the Mubarek murder recommendations for improvement of prisoner treatment and the Lammy Review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System.
HEAD OF PROJECTS & PROGRAMMES:
Lee Halliday-Davis is Head of Projects and Programmes at Birthmark of Africa. She is the head researcher in the disciplines of Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Physiology. Her specialist areas of research are nutritional sciences, nutritional biology, chemical and physiological activities, ecology and climate change. Lee Halliday-Davis has extensive experience in Clinical Nutrition as a qualified Nutritionist with a large international client following. Lee Halliday-Davis is an experienced Climate Change researcher and is also a qualified Barrister of England, Wales and the Caymans Islands.
HEAD OF FUNDING
Ebony Neal is the Head of Funding. She is responsible for raising and managing funds from a diversified mix of private and public sources including mass engagement, grant making private foundations, sponsorships, donations and bilateral /multilateral donors to Birthmark of Africa. She works in conjunction with the Honorary Treasurer of Birthmark of Africa. Ebony Neal has extensive experience as an International Funding Coordinator and Fiscal Manager with a degree in Business Administration.
Nyah Hinds is the Honorary Secretary of Birthmark of Africa. She supports the Honorary Chairman in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management Committee and handles all general administration and organisations of Birthmark of Africa. Nyah Hinds is further an assistant researcher within the discipline of Law. Her specialist areas of research are Human Rights and Social Justice. Nyah Hinds is an aspiring Barrister with a 2:1 degree from Aston University and completing the Bar Course at the University of Law.
Pauline Houslin is the Honorary Treasurer of Birthmark of Africa. She provides advice, guidance and administration upon the management, compliance and governance of Birthmark of Africa financial affairs. Pauline Houslin is further an assistant researcher within the discipline of Human and Social Sciences. Her specialist areas of research are Gangs and Knife Crime Prevention, Social Justice, COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Health disparities and Diversity and Inclusion. Pauline Houslin also works for the NHS and has extensive experience within the field of Accounting and Health and Social Care.