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
Reflexivity in the research process
mapping social networks using visual images
Migrant children in British schools
Young people at risk of becoming NEET