Our staff

Tony Bunyan (Director)

Tony is an investigative journalist and writer specialising in justice and home affairs, civil liberties, EU state-building and freedom of information. He has been Director of Statewatch since 1990 and jointly edits Statewatch News. He is the author of The Political Police in Britain (1977), Secrecy and Openness in the European Union (1999) and The Shape of Things to Come (2009) and edited The War on Freedom and Democracy (2005). He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.

  • tony [at] statewatch.org

Sean Burke (Coordinator)

​Sean joined Statewatch in 2011 and provides administrative support to the staff team and the Board of Trustees. He takes responsibility for day-to-day financial and administrative management and to provide project management support. He has significant experience gained form working in local government.

  • sean [at] statewatch.org

Chris Jones (Project Director)

Chris has been working for Statewatch since 2010 and has been Project Director since 2016. He specialises in issues relating to policing, migration, privacy and data protection and security technologies. He is the author of the reports Data Protection, Immigration Enforcement and Fundamental Rights; Market Forces; and Back from the battlefield: Domestic drones in the UK.

Jane Kilpatrick (Researcher)

Jane began working with Statewatch in April 2019 on the project 'EU justice and home affairs agencies: transparency, accountability and fundamental rights'. She is responsible for leading our research on Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and related topics. Jane has experience as a freelance researcher on a range of fundamental rights issues and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex.

Yasha Maccanico (Researcher)

Yurema Pallarés Pla (Volunteer)

Yurema joined Statewatch in January 2020 as an intern and continues to collaborate as a volunteer in the areas of research and communications. She holds a MA in the EU and the Mediterranean from Complutense University of Madrid. She is interested in pursuing a research career in the areas of migration and asylum in the EU, human rights and the MENA region.

  • yurema [at] statewatch.org

 

Spotted an error? If you've spotted a problem with this page, just click once to let us know.

Report error