Lucy is a senior research fellow at IPPR working on policy issues related to migration and integration.
Lucy has expertise in qualitative research, and she has led and contributed to a number of research projects, including studies on the 10-year route to settlement, integration and social cohesion, the hostile environment, the NHS charging system, and homelessness among EEA migrants.
She is currently leading on the Migration Policy Unit, a major IPPR programme that seeks to build a fairer immigration system through working collaboratively with the migrants’ rights sector and with people with lived experience of the immigration system.
Lucy has written for a number of outlets, including Open Democracy, New Statesman and The House magazine. She has appeared on BBC and Bloomberg radio and is a member of the NEON spokesperson network.
Prior to joining IPPR, Lucy worked as a support worker with refugees and migrants and with domestic abuse survivors. She is a qualified social worker and her PhD research focussed on the experiences of migrant families in the context of austerity.
Making strides: Refugees’ employment trajectories in Yorkshire and the HumberThis study is concerned with the job progression opportunities that are available to refugees and people with humanitarian leave.
A new way of working: The idea behind the policy unit
A punishing process': Experiences of people on the 10-year route to settlementIn this report, we take stock of the impacts of the '10-year route to settlement' policy on people’s lives.