Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU (

Together with Louise Ryan, I will be leading the UK-team of a 5-year, EU-wide research on early school leavers. The project aims to identify the factors which affect young people leaving school early and to identify successful approaches to reduce the number of young NEETs (not in education, employment or training). Led by Antwerp University (Belgium), the international research group included partners from Sweden, Portugal, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Hungary and Austria.

For further information you can visit the dedicated pages on SPRC and Middlesex University websites.


Welfare Needs of Turkish and Kurdish Communities – Launch of preliminary report

Friday, 1st February 2013 (2.30pm-4pm)
Day-Mer, Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre, 16 Howard Road, London N16 8PU

This event will see the launch of the preliminary findings of this research project – and will also represent an opportunity for discussion with members of the community and other local stakeholders.

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Migrant organisations: the perfect storm

30 January 2013 – SPRC Seminar – Middlesex University (Hendon Campus)

On January 30th 2013 (1pm) I will be presenting a seminar on “Migrant and BME organisations in the UK: navigating the perfect storm”. This is part of the¬†Social Policy Research Centre seminar series. For further info and to book a place click here.

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