Heaven Crawley is Professor of International Migration at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations where she leads a team of researchers working on issues of migration, displacement and belonging. Heaven was previously head of asylum and immigration research at the UK Home Office, Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and Director of the Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) at Swansea University. Heaven has written and published extensively on a wide range of asylum and immigration issues including the causes of forced migration to Europe, gender issues in procedures for Refugee Status Determination, access to legal advice and representation, public attitudes towards asylum and immigration issues and children’s experiences of immigration controls, including detention, guardianship and the process of age assessment. She was a founder member of the Refugee Women’s Legal Group (RWLG) which was established in the UK in 1996 by feminist scholars, lawyers and activists concerned about the marginalisation of gender issues in procedures for Refugee Status Determination. The group produced gender guidelines for the determination of asylum claims in the UK which eventually led the Home Office to produce its own gender guidelines in 2004.