In 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.
1992 PhD National University of Ireland
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Migration - Intra EU migration, highly skilled migration, labour migration, family reunion
Social Networks
Mixed Methods
Reflexivity in the research process
Narrative analysis
mapping social networks using visual images
Educational inequalities
Migrant children in British schools
Young people at risk of becoming NEET