Migration, Asylum and Superdiversity

Asylum, Illegal, Migration and Roma


Dr Nando Sigona, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS,

School of Social Policy

With over fifteen years' experience in research on migration and asylum in Europe, Dr Sigona is an expert on  irregular migration, asylum policy and practice, unaccompanied minors, Roma intra-EU mobility. He regularly contributes to national and international print and broadcast media. 

Migration, Integration and Superdiversity


Professor Jenny Philimore, Professor of Migration and Superdiversity,

School of Social Policy

An expert in migrant integration and access to welfare, she has undertaken projects examining migrants' access to welfare within the European Union.  Professor Phillimore has advised on local, national and European Governments on migrant integration and is currently working on developing a toolkit to support local authorities in the UK with the reception and integration of Syrian refugees.

Muslim Communities, Islamophobia, Multiculturalism


Dr Chris Allen, Lecturer in Social Policy,

School of Social Policy

A specialist on issues relating to Muslim communities and the religion of Islam in Britain and Europe for the last 15 years. Dr Allen has a particular focus on issues relating to terrorism and security and the resurgence of the far-right and the counter-jihad movement.

EU Labour Migration and Brexit


Dr Catherine Harris, Senior Research Fellow,

The Department of Strategy and International Business

An expert in the field of EU labour migration, with a specialism on European migrants in the UK who are entrepreneurs. Dr Harris conducted the first large scale study of Polish entrepreneurship in the UK which explored the impact and integration of these businesses in their local communities. She is also a specialist in the motivations for migration and the migrant experience within the workplace and can discuss the impact of Brexit on EU migrant businesses and the impact of Brexit on the UK labour market.