Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips
Laurence is the Academic Director of the IRiS Spring School. Her research interests lie in the perceptions, measurement, and dimensionality of immigrant adaptation; ethnic inequalities in education and the labour market; the transnational behaviour across immigrant generations; and social inequalities and social mobility.
Dr Lisa Goodson
Lisa is at the forefront of research exploring the experiences and consequences of migration in the UK and Europe. Lisa specialises in qualitative research methodologies and has extensive experience working with a range of community groups. Her work with excluded communities has led to the development of an accredited community research training programme and she has recently co-edited a book on Community research for community participation: from theory to method.
Dr Antje Lindenmeyer
Antje is a Lecturer in Qualitative Methods in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Her research interests centre on human interaction, migrants and refugees, and understanding around health and illness, including the experience of living with illness and the social context of healthcare encounters.
Dr Ceren Ozgen
Ceren is an applied economist and works at the interaction of labour and demographic economics, international migration and innovation. She has published extensively on impact of cultural diversity, international migration and firm innovation. Ceren has worked as a researcher in a wide range of international projects financed by the World Bank, European Commission, the US National Science Foundation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Professor Jenny Phillimore
Jenny is Director of IRiS and Professor of Migration and Superdiversity. She is a world-leading scholar in refugee integration, superdiversity and access to social welfare, with a particular focus on health and wellbeing. Jenny currently leads the international SEREDA project, which aims to understand the incidence and nature of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) experienced by refugees.
Dr Nando Sigona
Nando is Deputy Director of IRiS and Reader in International Migration and Forced Displacement. His research ranges from EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting Britain to Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis. Nando has over 10,000 twitter followers and is the Series Editor for the Policy Press Global Migration and Social Change journal.
Dr Brandon Stewart
Brandon is an experimental Social Psychologist with research interests in social cognition, intergroup relations, and ageing. Much of his research focuses on how goals and environments influence automatic and controlled thinking to produce prejudice and influence intergroup relations and decision making.
Siân is a registered social worker with a background in human rights and an interest in international and cross-cultural work. Siân’s particular areas of interest are working with adolescents; gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse; conflict and migration; and working with trauma.