Dr Zaza Johnson Elsheikh

Chair of Counter-Terrorism Advisory Group; Panel Member at CMDS (Commercial and Medical Dispute Solutions) and the Founder of Converge and Belief in Mediation and Arbitration

Dr Zaza Johnson Elsheikh is dually qualified as a medical doctor and solicitor as well as being a highly experienced mediator and International Commercial Arbitrator (CIArb).

She is an active pluralist and fluent in Arabic and Zaza frequently contributes to the prevention of and response to radicalization through mediation and mentoring often working alongside the Metropolitan Police.

As a Conflict Resolution Trainer, Restorative Justice Practitioner, and Community Leader for Muslim Women, Zaza also delivers a range of courses and seminars in Churches, Mosques, Schools, and Universities as well as teaching children (including those with Special Educational Needs) to handle conflicts with their peers, siblings and parents more constructively.

Her commitment to improving the levels of engagement within ethnic and religious communities is strongly evidenced by her founding of the charity BIMA, a multi-faith association of Mediators and Arbitrators.

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