Sile joined MRC as a trustee in 2015. She is the Lead Asylum Policy Advisor at Freedom from Torture and leads advocacy aimed at improving legal and policy protections for torture survivors as asylum applicants and refugees in the UK. She has over fifteen years’ experience in policy research and advocacy, covering asylum & migration, mental health and equalities. She has worked with non-governmental organisations including the British Refugee Council and Mind, as well as providing policy and casework expertise at UNHCR both in the UK and in the Republic of the Congo. She is motivated by a desire to better understand the experience of migrants in the UK and to help generate policy solutions that will make a meaningful difference to their lives.