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Postdoctoral research fellow, Coventry University

I am a research fellow at Coventry University, with a multidisciplinary academic background. I hold a PhD in Sociology (LSE), and postgraduate degrees in Forced Migration Studies (U. Witwatersrand) and Applied Linguistics (Birkbeck).

Much of my professional life has been dedicated to research, policy and knowledge mobilisation around issues of community relations, migration and integration. I have worked in the UK and South Africa across the government, NGO and academic spheres.


  • 2021–2024
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Coventry University, CTPSR
  • 2020–2021
    Community of Practice Manager, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • 2017–2020
    Policy analyst, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • 2015–2017
    Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Development Planning Unit, UCL
  • 2007–2011
    Researcher, African Centre for Migration and Society
  • 2009–2010
    Researcher, South African Human Rights Commission