Contact information

Freedom from Torture is pleased to assist journalists and filmmakers from local, national and international media outlets.

If you have an interview or filming request, or require any information on how we work with survivors of torture from our treatment centres in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, please do get in touch.

For all media enquiries contact Katy Pownall, communications officer:

Tel: 0207 697 7783

Mob: 07956 074 856

pressoffice1@freedomfromtorture.org

Our experts

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Keith was appointed CEO of Freedom from Torture in April 2010 and is responsible for over 350 staff and volunteers, working together to provide rehabilitative services to survivors of torture from our treatment centres in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Keith has a wealth of experience working on behalf of vulnerable people, with previous roles including CEO of the Immigration Advisory Service and Director of Prisoners Abroad. He is also a former Member of Parliament.
Keith Best - Chief Executive
Dr Cohen has worked at Freedom from Torture since 1997 and is responsible for maintaining the quality and capacity of our medico-legal reports (MLR) service. She has forensically documented evidence of torture for over a thousand individual survivors. Dr Cohen is an international authority on issues such as the reasons for late disclosure of torture and the effects of immigration detention on survivors of torture.
Dr Juliet Cohen - Head of Doctors
Dr Hopkins has worked at Freedom from Torture since 2001 as a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist. His role includes assessing and treating torture survivors, as well as writing psychiatric reports documenting their psychological well-being. Dr Hopkins is an acknowledged contributor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office manual on the ‘Investigation and Documentation of Torture’ and his many areas of expertise include where there are allegations of medical complicity in torture.
Dr William Hopkins - Joint Head of Psychiatric Services

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