Dr. Katharine Jones joined the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations in April 2015 and conducts research on migration, displacement and belonging.
Educated at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne (1992 - 1995, 1998-1999) and Manchester (2007-2012), Katharine has amassed over 15 years experience of undertaking or supporting rights-based research on migration in a variety of institutions. She was previously a Senior Research Officer in migration and asylum at the UK Home Office (2001 - 2004) and Senior Programme Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust (2004-2007), before returning to academia to write her PhD thesis on the proliferation of private businesses in facilitating and profiting from international migration.
She subsequently managed an international research consultancy - Global Migrant Rights' Research - conducting research on migrant recruitment and rights' abuses in Asia, Latin America and Africa for international organisations and donors such as the ILO, IOM and Open Society Foundations.
Katharine has advised a number of UN Rapporteurs on the same topic. She is a Director and trustee of the Scottish Refugee Council, trustee of Scottish Detainee Visitors and Bazooka Arts.