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Lucy is a Research Fellow working on the ‘Communities Up Close’ project within the Migration, Integration and Communities team.

Based at IPPR North, Lucy is conducting qualitative research in communities experiencing demographic change in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Prior to joining IPPR North Lucy has worked in the voluntary and housing sectors with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. She is a qualified social worker and holds a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University, where she researched how austerity was experienced by migrant families and the professionals that support them. She has also conducted research into migrant Roma communities and their experience of educational inequalities.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Migration and integration
  • Austerity and immigration policies
  • Gender inequality