New Migration: Improving policy and practice on integration and access to welfare provision

Dr Jenny Phillimore at IRiS launch eventLead investigator(s): Jenny Phillimore and Lisa Goodson

 

Introduction

This research has enabled more effective integration of refugees and other new migrants into society, both at individual level by helping migrants to gain access to employment and improved social welfare provision, and at a strategic level by influencing the development of policy initiatives around refugee employment, mental health and migrant access to maternity services. 

Research objectives

The purpose of this research was to employ innovative methods to engage migrants in research about integration and in work to influence policy, thereby shaping national and local (Birmingham and West Midlands) integration policy and practice.

Research output

This research has also led to the development of a new University of Birmingham Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) in 2012, directed by Jenny Phillimore, and the development of a new Practitioner Research Programme, led by Lisa Goodson.

Research impact

The impact of our new migration research has reached policy makers, practitioners and communities, shaping policy and practice around migrant integration.

Learn more

Jenny Phillimore and Lisa Goodson also draw on their research to inform their teaching. View the Migration, Superdiversity and Policy course.

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