I have extensively published in the areas of migrants’ social and economic rights (with a focus on the rights of irregular migrants and asylum seekers); international, EU and national (UK, France and Canada) migration laws and policies; global and EU migration governance; and refugee integration. I am the sole author of a monograph on The Right to Seek Refugee Status in the European Union.
Much of my work is cross-disciplinary; I have developed socio-legal theoretical frameworks based on the concepts of membership, citizenship and vulnerability to investigate migrants’ rights and the tensions that exist between the realisation of their rights and the exercise of the government immigration power. I have conducted comparative socio-legal research in these areas and have undertaken funded empirical research in the field of migrants’ social rights, including migrants’ right to health care.
I was a visiting scholar at the University of Montreal and the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
I teach European Union Law and Human Rights Law in Comparative Perspective. I recently developed a new postgraduate class on International Migration Law that will start running in the 2017/18 academic session.
I welcome applications for postgraduate research (PhD and MPhil) in the following areas:
- International Migration Law
- International Refugee Law
- Immigration and Asylum Law
- EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policies
- EU and Global Migration Governance
- Migrants’ Rights
- Human Rights
- Migrant Integration
- Social Rights
- EU Law
I am the Coordinator for Postgraduate Research Students in the School and I am a member of the Board of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (HaSS). I am also a member of HaSS Board of Study