New ESRC grant for project on mediterranean migration

“EVI-MED – Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations”. Our new ESRC-funded research project is led by Prof. Brad Blitz, and includes Prof. Eleonore Kofman, Dr. Alessio D’Angelo, Dr. Nicola Montagna and Martin Baldwin-Edwards. We will be working in partnership with local NGOs, practictioners and academics. More details to follow soon.

Middlesex University’s press release is available here:

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MOMPA – Mediterranean Observatory on Migration Protection and Asylum

From 7 to 11 June 2015 I was in Malta and Sicily for the launch of MOMPA, the Mediterranean Observatory on Migration Protection and Asylum. Created in response to the increasing flows of migrants and asylum seekers and record levels of deaths across the Mediterranean, MOMPA is a new organisation based in Malta that seeks to inform and develop policy, recommendations, and enhance cooperation in the areas of migration and asylum in the Mediterranean and the European Union.

To find out more about MOMPA, visit

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Migrant Capital. Networks, Identities and Strategies

The new book I’ve co-edited with Louise Ryan and Umut Erel is out now!

Find out more here:

Migrant Capital presents state-of-the-art empirical, theoretical and methodological perspectives on migration, networks, social and cultural capital, exploring the ways in which these bodies of literature can inform and strengthen each other. In so doing, it brings the theoretical and methodological dimensions into dialogue with each other. The migrants discussed in the book are ethnically and socio-economically diverse and have a range of migratory trajectories and experiences. Various types of networks are looked at and compared: intra-ethnic and inter-ethnic; locally-based, national and transnational; informal and formal, including migrant community organisations. Migrant Capital is international in focus drawing on research from Australia, North America, the Caribbean and across Europe. Migration research often focuses on individual cases, thereby running the risk of over-emphasising the peculiarities of particular migrant groups and locations, leading to criticisms of empirical nationalism. The range of case studies in this collection can open up a comparative perspective in order to contribute to a broader theoretical framework rooted in empirical research.

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SPRC 25th Anniversary – 4 March 2015

On Wednesday 4 March (from 2.00pm) the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex University will host a symposium celebrating our work, new publications and contributions to researching migration, social diversity and inequalities.

The event will also include the inaugural lecture of Professor Louise Ryan (from 5.00-6.00pm) and finish with drinks and refreshments.

The full programme of the event and the speakers will be available in January 2015, so for now please save the date in your 2015 diaries and we look forward to seeing you on 4 March 2015. More SPRC news on: and

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NHS ‘Whistleblowing’ reports now available online

The report of the ‘Freedom to Speak Up Review’ on whistleblowing in the NHS has just been published. The review included research projects commissioned to Middlesex University and led by David Lewis and Alessio D’Angelo, working with colleagues Lisa Clarke, Dora Papadopoulou and Patricia Jarrett.

For further information on the Freedom to Speak Up review and the Report by Sir Rober Francis visit:

The research project reports which have informed the review are available to download here:

Further information about the work with undertook at Middlesex university are available here:

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New large-scale EU migrations to the UK and the challenging of free movement

New paper by Alessio D’Angelo & Eleonore Kofman at the international the conference:

Old Routes, New Migrants: Lessons from the South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis.

3-4 December 2014, Université de Liège (Belgium)
CEDEM event with the support of FRS-FNRS and the University of Liège.

For information:

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Training: Using Mixed-Methods in Social Network Analysis

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 10:00-17:00
Hamilton House, University of Greenwich, London

A training event organised by the Social Network Analysis Group (SNAG) of the British Sociological Association (BSA) with the University of Greenwich and Middlesex University

Instructors: Alessio D’Angelo, Louise Ryan, Paola Tubaro, University of Greenwich

For further information please visit the SNAG webpage:

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Irish in Britain: Census Analysis reports now available online

Lots of data, charts and detailed analysis on the Irish population in England, London and selected regions.Thes research project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland and involved an all-SPRC team: Ryan, D’Angelo, Puniskis and Kaye.

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Whistleblowing in the NHS: new research project

I am currently working with professor David Lewis on a ground-breaking project on Whistleblowing in the NHS. Find out more here:

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Ethnic Minority and Women’s Organisations: from survival to thriving

SPRC Roundtable Workshop – Friday 13 June 2014

This event will see the launch of two reports by the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex University and use this as an opportunity to facilitate a discussion around how recent trends have jeopardised the existence of migrant, minority, women (and more generally third sector) organisations, at least in their traditional forms. Continue reading

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