Dr Sohail Husain is Director of Analytica Consulting, a UK-based provider of research and advocacy services on community safety, violence reduction and justice reform. From 1976-89 he was Lecturer in Geography at Southampton University (UK) and Visiting Professor at Hamburg University (Germany) in 1984. While his teaching and research interests were initially focused on urban analysis and quantitative techniques, he became increasingly involved in community safety and violence reduction. In 1989 he joined Crime Concern, a new NGO dedicated to promoting social crime prevention and developing effective interventions, and was its Deputy CEO from 2001-05, playing a lead role in its research and technical assistance programmes. In 2005 Sohail set up Analytica and has subsequently undertaken assignments in many parts of the world (including Bosnia, Canada, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa) for national governments and international organisations to promote effective action, develop resources and tools, support project design and implementation, and to undertake evaluations. He was evaluator of the UNTF-funded Gender Inclusive Cities Programme (with projects in Argentina, India, Russia and Tanzania) from 2009-11 and Senior Evaluation Adviser to UN Women’s Global Programme for Safe Cities for Women and Girls (with projects in Ecuador, Egypt, India, Papua New Guinea and Rwanda) from 2010.