People

Dr Chris Allen

Dr Chris Allen

Lecturer in Social Policy
Director of Admissions & Student Recruitment, UG Social Policy programmes

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Dr Chris Allen is a Lecturer in Social Policy where he is also Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment for all undergraduate programmes.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2703
Email
c.allen.2@bham.ac.uk

Professor Adrian Blackledge

Professor Adrian Blackledge

Professor of Bilingualism
Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism

School of Education

Adrian Blackledge is Director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism. He is author of numerous articles and books based on his research on multilingualism in education and wider society. His books include Heteroglossia as Practiceand Pedagogy (2014); The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012); Multilingualism. A Critical Perspective (2010); Discourse and Power ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8221
Email
a.j.blackledge@bham.ac.uk

Professor Angela Creese

Professor Angela Creese

Professor of Educational Linguistics
Deputy Director of MOSAIC, Centre for Research on Multilingualism

School of Education

Angela Creese is professor of educational linguistics in the School of Education.

Her research and teaching cross references anthropology, linguistics and education. She uses ethnography to investigate ideologies and interactions in educational and other social settings. Her research publications cover urban multilingualism, language ecology, multilingual ethnography, language education and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4842
Email
a.creese@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lisa Goodson

Dr Lisa Goodson

Lecturer

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Lisa Goodson is a lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy, where she is Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes, directs the postgraduate degree programme in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy and co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4993
Email
l.j.goodson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Hall

Dr Kelly Hall

Lecturer in Social Policy

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Policy based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is the co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Policy into Practice programme. Her main research interests include ageing, health/social care, migration and the third sector.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8027
Email
k.j.hall@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Harris

Dr Catherine Harris

City-REDI Senior Research Fellow

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Catherine Harris is a Senior Research Fellow within the Birmingham Business School. She currently works for City-REDI.

Her PhD investigated the experiences of Polish migrant entrepreneurs in the West Midlands region of the UK and is the first large-scale study of its kind. Her key areas of interest include enterprise, ethnic entrepreneurship and EU labour migration. Methodologically, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9664
Email
c.e.harris@bham.ac.uk

Rachel Humphris

Rachel Humphris

Lecturer

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Rachel Humphris is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy. Her research interests lie in migration, urban diversity and qualitative methods. She is also the UK Coordinator for the European Website on Integration.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8213
Email
r.humphris@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Research Fellow, IRiS

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Laurence Lessard-Phillips is a Research Fellow who joined the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) in May 2016. Her main 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. She is ...

Email
l.lessard-phillips@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ceren Ozgen

Dr Ceren Ozgen

Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellow

The Department of Economics

Dr Ceren Ozgen is an applied economist and she works at the intersection of labour and demographic economics, international migration, and innovation.  She has published extensively on impact of cultural diversity, international migration and firm innovation. Her recent research focuses on skills mismatch in urban areas and overeducation in Dutch and UK labour markets. 

Telephone
+44 121 414 46235
Email
c.ozgen@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor of Migration and Superdiversity

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Jenny Phillimore is Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversityand Professor of Migration and Superdiversity. She has researched widely in the fields of migration and superdiversity. Over the past decade she has managed teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular focus on integration and ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7822
Email
j.a.phillimore@bham.ac.uk

Dr Giovanni Picker

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Researcher

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Dr Giovanni Picker is a Sociologist interested in the complex ways in which power structures urban life. Over the last fourteen years he has conducted research in Kosovo; Romania; Italy; the UK and France. Giovanni’s research and teaching interests include Class and Racial Inequalities; Urban Studies; Race Critical Theories; Ethnographic Theory, and Socialism/Postsocialism. Giovanni is the ...

Dr Nando Sigona

Dr Nando Sigona

Senior Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Nando Sigona is a social scientist with over fifteen years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee, citizenship and ethnic studies. He joined the School of Social Policy in February 2013 as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the migration and citizenship nexus. This is achieved through in-depth examinations of a range of experiences of societal membership ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8030
Email
n.sigona@bham.ac.uk

Professor Kiran Trehan

Professor Kiran Trehan

Director of External Engagement
Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development

Department of Management

Kiran Trehan joined Birmingham Business School in March 2012 from Lancaster University Management School where she was Deputy Head of Department and Director of HRD and consulting. She is a leading expert on diversity, enterprise and leadership development. She currently holds the post Professor of Enterprise and leadership Development and is Academic Director for the Centre for women’s ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8244
Email
k.trehan@bham.ac.uk