Natasha Nicholls

Natasha Nicholls

School of Social Policy
Research Assistant

Contact details

Social Policy
Institute for Research into Superdiversity
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham

Natasha Nicholls joined the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) in April 2020 as a research assistant working on the MIDIC project (Migrant descendants' intercultural competence and their recognition in the UK and Italian labour market).


  • PhD – Social Policy, University of Birmingham (2019-current)
  • LLM Human Rights Law, University of Cardiff, 2014
  • LLB Law and Sociology, University of Cardiff, 2013


Alongside her research assistant role, Natasha is a PhD student within the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS researching the Community Sponsorship Scheme.


  • Migration
  • Resettlement
  • Volunteering
  • Community
  • Intercultural Competence


Phillimore, J., Soto-Reyes, M., D’Avolo, G. & Nicholls, N., “I have felt so much joy” – the role of emotions in the UK’s Community Sponsorship Scheme. Voluntas (under review)