Olivia Joseph- Aluko LLB, B.L, MA (law) is a migration scholar, with a proclivity for social issues and policies impacting on the African diaspora and Africans.
She started her career in law in Nigeria, Africa, where she qualified as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme court in Nigeria in 1992. Since then Olivia has worked in both the private and public sectors in Africa and the UK. Following this, she progressed her career in law at the Department of Politics, Queen Mary’s University, London and obtained her Master’s in Migration and Law in 2009.
Olivia is currently working with other community-based organisations in the UK and other international organisations in addressing the causes and solutions to conflict and unrest, and the inequality and exclusion within the society.
Olivia is the visionary director of REOPASS family navigators Ltd, an organisation that provides practical support to vulnerable migrants and refugees. She is likewise the founder of Reinvent African Diaspora Network, UK(RADET) an educational initiative that stimulates debate on migration and diaspora studies through roundtable discussions, conferences and training in furtherance of ‘Reinventing Africa’ using the Sustainable development goals principles.
Olivia serves on the board of the Nous organisation, the African Security forum. She is also a member of Amnesty International UK and an associate member of Initiatives of change, UK. Olivia is the BAME coordinator for her local branch in the Labour Party. Olivia is also a facilitator, trainer creative writer, journal author and is the author of Africans in the UK, Migration, Integration and Significance. Olivia is currently working on the next edition.