About Me

I am a UK-based researcher and academic, currently working as Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Public and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham.

I formerly worked at Middlesex University, as 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.

My publications – in English, Italian and Spanish – 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.

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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