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My research lies in the field of forced migration, in particular the UK asylum determination process, refugee policy, and government engagement with displaced and vulnerable groups.

I am currently an Honorary Research Fellow in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. From 2017-2019 I was a Research Fellow and Co-investigator on the AHRC funded project CHAGOS: Cultural Heritage Across Generations, which aimed to facilitate the intergenerational transmission of cultural heritage among members of the displaced and dispersed Chagossian community.

Prior to this I worked as a researcher on a number of academic research projects concerning (forced) migration, decisiong making in the UK asylum process, mobility, and belonging. My doctoral reseach was an ethnographic study of asylum applicants' experiences of waiting in the asylum process in Glasgow, UK.

I also have expertise in knowledge exchange/impact and open access publishing.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Nov 2010


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