BiographyIn 2015 I became a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
I am a trustee of the British Sociological Association
In 2014 I was elected chair of the editorial board of the journal Sociology - published by Sage.
I am series editor of Sociological Futures published by Routledge
Over the last decade I have established a growing reputation as a leading scholar in migration research. I have published several highly cited papers on migrant social networks in Sociology and Sociological Review.
I have a successful track record in achieving research grants from a range of sources including; ESRC grants (4), FP7, charities, local authorities, third sector organisations.
I have a proven track record in managing research teams, developing innovative research projects and organising successful and wide reaching dissemination events to enhance impact.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Migration - Intra EU migration, highly skilled migration, labour migration, family reunion
Reflexivity in the research process
mapping social networks using visual images
Migrant children in British schools
Young people at risk of becoming NEET