Core members of IRiS

Ms Hoayda Darkal

Ms Hoayda Darkal

Research Fellow

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Hoayda is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and a member of the research team in the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS). Hoayda's research interests start in the field of household economics, childcare, and expand to resilience, Arab refugees, refugee families, and forced displacement.

Email
h.darkal@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, Sociology and Criminology where she co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new migration. Lisa has been at the forefront of research exploring the experiences and consequences of migration in the UK and Europe. Common themes that cut across ...

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

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Birmingham Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Irina Kuznetsova's research expertise includes areas of migration, forced displacement, health, and critical urbanism. Her recent projects focus on social consequences of population displacement in Ukraine, Russia, Rwanda, Nigeria and Japan, including mental health and well-being, and the impact of migration on rural communities.

Email
i.kuznetsova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Senior Research Fellow, IRiS

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Laurence Lessard-Phillips is a Senior 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. ...

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 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 public health.  Jenny is also an expert on Community Sponsorship.

She managers teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular ...

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

Dr Stefano Piemontese

Dr Stefano Piemontese

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Stefano Piemontese joined the Institute for Research into Superdiversity in in 2019, where he conducts research for the project RETRY: Resilience and Resignation among Transnational Roma and non-Roma Youths. His research interests are in the field of migration, mobilities, youth and minority studies. While using ethnography as the main approach to explore these topics, he is also an expert ...

Email
s.piemontese@bham.ac.uk

Dawn River

Dawn River

Lecturer in Social Work

Department of Social Work and Social Care

Dawn is Lecturer and Erasmus and Study Abroad Lead in the Department of Social Work and Social Care. Dawn is also based within the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) as the LGBT*Qi Lead and member of the teaching team on the Community and Practitioner Research Programme.

She is currently working on four research projects: ‘Queer Brexit: the migrant experience’; ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2936
Email
d.h.river@bham.ac.uk

Dr Annavittoria Sarli

Dr Annavittoria Sarli

Marie S. Curie Fellow

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Annavittoria Sarli joined the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)in 2020 as a Marie S. Curie post-doctoral fellow. She specialises in migration and intercultural studies, and in qualitative research methods. Her research currently focuses on intercultural competence and second generations. Over the past years she has conducted research on the relation between migration and health, ...

Email
a.sarli@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nando Sigona

Professor Nando Sigona

Chair of International Migration and Forced Displacement
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 is the Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre.

Professor Sigona’s work investigates the migration and citizenship nexus. ...

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

Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge

Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge

Interdisciplinary Chair
Professor of Humanities and Human Rights

Department of English Literature

Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge’s work focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary literature, political theory, and history, Human Rights, and Refugee Studies, drawing on the interdisciplinary connections between literature, history, politics, law, and social policy. Her early work was concerned with the effects of modern violence on the mind in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (The ...

Email
l.j.stonebridge@bham.ac.uk