Our Team

Meet our dedicated team members

Dr Nora Amath (QLD)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Nora Amath is an expert community developer and sociologist whose research focuses on multiculturalism, social inclusion, diversity, leadership and community development.

Nora is a director of Yarah, a non-executive director of Islamic Relief Australia, an Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University, and an Australian Fellow at the Centre for Women, Faith and Leadership at the Institute for Global Engagement in Washington DC.  She is also a member of the Australian Multicultural Community Reference Group and is the founder and/or chair of a number of different organisations focussed on supporting people from diverse backgrounds, including the chair of the Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity.  She also co-founded a DV refuge for multicultural women in Queensland and sat on the Queensland Women’s Safety Taskforce. Nora was the first female chair of Islamic Relief Australia.

In recognition of her efforts, Nora is a 2-time recipient of the Australia Day Community Awards, a recipient of the Queensland Day’s Award 2023 and a recipient of the Australian Muslim Achievement Awards as Woman of the Year. In 2017, she was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards for her social justice, interfaith and intercultural work . In 2024, Nora was included in the UN’s  Building a Better World: The Women Leading Religions for Peace global directory.

 

Sana Afiouni (NSW)

OPERATIONS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Sana established and continues to manage the Register’s victim support service. She has formed referral pathways to mental health providers as well other support networks across Australia. With these in place, she works with victims to assist them in seeking the support they need.  

Sana also leads the Register’s digital marketing including social media in both creating content and running social media campaigns.

She is passionate about bridging the gap between the Muslim & non-Muslim communities. 

 

    Sabreen Hussain (NSW)

    LEGAL ADVOCACY OFFICER

    Sabreen has helped establish partnerships and working relationships between the Islamophobia Register Australia and a wide array of law firms. These include top-tier commercial firms that specialise in many areas including employment law, criminal law firms, and workers compensation firms.

    Sabreen works with victims of Islamophobia to understand their matter and connect them with the appropriate law firm, who can provide Pro Bono legal support. 

     

      Abir Roz (WA)

      COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL OFFICER

      Abir has many years of experience working with community organisations, striving to empower, support and advocate on behalf of Muslim women and their families.

      Her role at the Register, has focused on developing educational resources and delivering training for different stakeholders. This is in hopes of increasing overall awareness of Islamophobia, how to address it, and report it.