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Jennifer Allsopp

Postgraduate Student and Researcher in Migration and Refugee Studies, University of Oxford

Jennifer Allsopp is a Researcher in Migration and Refugee Studies. She is currently conducting a PhD funded by the ESRC at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford as part of the Becoming Adult research project which focuses on welfare, wellbeing and the transitions to adulthood of former unaccompanied minors in the UK and Italy.

Jennifer has conducted research at the universities of Exeter, Birmingham, Oxford, Queen Mary's University of London and with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) including on asylum, gender, poverty and EU anti-smuggling and migration policy. She co-authored the study 'Fit for purpose? The Facilitation Directive and the Criminalisation of Humanitarian Assistance to Irregular Migrants' for the European Parliament (2016).

Jennifer has also worked with a range of refugee and migrant organisations and was a writer and commissioning editor focusing on gender, equality and migration at openDemocracy 50.50 between 2011 and 2017 where she covered international events and ran the People on the Move dialogue.


  • –present
    Graduate Student and Researcher in Migration Studies, University of Oxford


  • 2010 
    University of Oxford, MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies