Previous roles include external communications for Muslim Aid, supporting fundraising campaigns and raising the profile of the charity’s relief work across sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and the MENA region, as well as strategic planning and operational support for an Islamic multi-lingual and educational channel.
Michelle has over 10 years experience producing and directing factual programmes and live events for the BBC. She has led communications training in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and holds an MA in Global Media (SOAS).
Michelle is interested in how communications and technology can influence change and enable a better understanding of diverse perspectives. She is currently learning about the impact of open data initiatives and their potential to support democratic change.