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Ima’s research has developed through sustained engagement with Communities of Colour in Scotland and those newly migrated here.

Her work develops research with those racialised in order for them to speak to and influence the evidence base of policy and practice made about them. She also works with carefully targeted institutions, to develop infrastructure, policy and processes which seeks to support incorporation of differing perspectives. Ima’s work sits broadly within the migration landscape and encompasses the skills and employability, health and cultural sectors.

She is a co convenor of Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network GRAMNet: and currently works with cross party parliamentarians, migrant organisations, activists, artists, researchers and policymakers investigating and supporting the development of Scotland’s local, national and international perspective and narrative on aspects of migration and immigration.

Interested to supervise MSc and PhD students researching aspects of racialisaton, migration, migrant health and gender.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University