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Non - Domestic Workers

Board of Trustees


Louise Shelley

VODW Trustee and Treasurer

Louise Shelley is a Curator on TfL’s Art on the Underground programme and an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts: Central Saint Martins. Previous roles include the Cubitt Curatorial Fellow for 2018/19 where she developed a 15-month public programme working from the structure of Cubitt as an artist-run co-operative prior to this she was the Collaborative Projects Curator at The Showroom from 2010 to 2018. Communal Knowledge programme was a series of collaborative projects with local and international artists to propose and activate approaches to critical engagement with The Showroom’s social and cultural surroundings.


It was during this time that Louise met The Voice of Domestic Workers and started to support their campaign work with creative and collaborative processes, workshops, and events working with other artists, designers and filmmakers. These projects focussed on how strategies of art production and distribution can inform and support social movements related to labour and visibility.


Dr Joyce Jiang

VODW Board of Trustee

Dr Joyce Jiang is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Sociology of Work at The York Management School, University of York. Her research areas include migration and globalisation, social movement, politicised art, as well as art-based research methods. Her research takes an ethnographic approach that involves the use of photography and video.


She has published a number of journal papers and book chapters on migrant domestic workers. She is on the editorial board of the journal Work, Employment and Society.

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Don Flynn

VODW Board of Trustee

Don Flynn has been working in organisations supporting the rights of migrants since the mid-1970s.  He was the director of the Migrant's Rights Network from 2007 to 2017.

Tassia Kobylinska

Tassia Kobylinska

Board of Trustee

Tassia Kobylinska is the Convenor and Lecturer for Film and TV at Goldsmiths, University of London, and  a filmmaker who has produced and directed documentaries, public and charity sector films and international policy and human rights productions for a range of NGOs and INGOs worldwide.  Tassia has also worked with community groups making participatory and social action films and worked with the Voice and fellow trustee Joyce Jiang, to produce an installation film and exhibition charting the experiences of Overseas Domestic Workers, which was exhibited nationally and internationally. Her most recent work with the Voice was a news feature for Channel 4, and she is currently working on a longer documentary about their work.


Grace Brown 

Board of Trustee

Grace Brown is a public law barrister with a particular focus on human rights, immigration and refugee law. She commenced practice in 1995 and quickly established herself as a well-respected and busy human rights and immigration practitioner. Driven by the often profound difficulties experienced by marginalised communities and individuals, sometimes accompanied by complex application of legal principles and procedure, she continues her aim of obtaining justice for those who struggle to obtain this for themselves or who otherwise are prevented from doing so. Grace is appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's preferred Panel of Counsel and, in 2021, was awarded the BSN Lawyer of the Year, in the Chambers category, at the UK Diversity Legal Awards.”

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Matt Reynolds

Board of Trustee

Matt Reynolds is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research explores the relationships between domestic workers and their employers in London through a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. Since 2019, Matt has been involved in the campaign to restore the pre-2012 Overseas Domestic Worker visa.

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