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Jenny Phillimore

Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), University of Birmingham

Jenny Phillimore is the Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has acted as an advisor for local, regional, national and European government on migration and integration. Jenny's research interests are around new migration and superdiversity; social welfare and superdiversity; refugee integration, measurement of refugee integration; small scale refugee, migrant and ethnic third sector activity; and innovative qualitative research methods.


  • 2012–present
    Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham
  • 2010–present
    Senior Lecturer, Insititute for Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham
  • 2008–present
    Co-Investigator, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham


  • 1998 
    University of Birmingham, PhD Urban and Regional Studies, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies