Fred is the Head of Policy for UNA-UK, leading the organisation's policy development. He works with the Campaigns and Outreach teams on the policy content of their projects, and also has a particular focus on UNA's work on UN Peacekeepers.
Prior to joining UNA-UK, Fred ran the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, a human rights NGO which campaigned for a lasting peace in Sri Lanka based upon justice and accountability for crimes committed in the course of Sri Lanka's civil war. Before then he worked in local government and as a researcher and writer. He conducted field research in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Israel and Palestine.
Fred has been published in Asian Affairs and Himal Magazine, appears on the front cover of the 1st edition of "Human Rights and Civil Liberties" by Steve Foster and has a tree planted in his name in Abu Dis - East Jerusalem.
Fred is a trustee of Support a Survivor of Torture, a charity that provides psychosocial support to torture survivors living in the UK. He remains a member of the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice's council of advisors.
Fred has a Masters degree in Asian politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and started a PhD at Kings College London on the effects of urbanisation on political violence in Pakistan. This research was later turned into a series of articles.