About Me

I am a London-based researcher, currently working as Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Middlesex University, where I am a also co-director of the Social Policy Research Centre.

I have experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research on a wide range of areas, including migration, ethnic diversity and identity, social exclusion and discrimination, service provision and needs, third sector and community organisations, social networks and social capital.

My recent research projects include grants from the European Commission, the Fundamental Rights Agency, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), as well as work commissioned by Local Authorities, public bodies and charitable organisations.

I have been working on a number of partnership initiatives with Third Sector and community organisations, including events, consultations and evaluations. Since 2009 I have been leading on ‘Knowledge Transfer’ for the Department of Social Sciences, Social Policy Research Centre, and Department of Criminology and Sociology (Middlesex University). I am also an affiliated member of CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research).

My publications – both in English and Italian – include reports, papers and book chapters on a range of topics, such as migration policy, migrants’ integration and identity and social statistics at both national and European level.

I am programme leader for the MA Migration, Society and Policy at Middlesex University and I teach Research Methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level (in particular within the MSc Social Research) I have a particular interest in social statistics, data mapping and visualisation, including GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and SNA (Social Network Analysis).

Since 2002 I have been a member of the research team of the ‘Dossier Statistico Immigrazione Caritas/Migrantes’ (Italy), in particular working on EU migration policy and trends. I am currently a national network member of the European Migration Network (EMN) National Contact Point, Italy.

I am also a member of the Runnymede Trust‘s Academic Forum, the UK Social Policy Association and the British Sociological Association  ; within the BSA, I am convenor of the Social Network Analysis Study Group (SNAG).

[The views presented on this blog are solely mine and
do not represent the positions of my institutions of affiliation]

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