I am Professor of Youth, Migration and Social Justice in the School of Social Work & Social Policy. My research interests are in the areas of social justice and inequalities, with a focus on children and young people’s education, participation in society and equal opportunities. I am currently working on a research project on the impact of the pandemic on young EU nationals living in the UK. Previously, I led an ESRC-funded project which looked at issues of identity, citizenship and belonging among Central and Eastern European young people in the UK in light of Brexit and its impact on EU nationals’ rights (see www.migrantyouth.org). Between 2016-2018, I was a British Academy mid-Career Fellow, researching young people’s experiences of poverty and stigma in times of austerity. My research sits within the Children, Young People and Families research group, which I lead in our School. I have expertise in research, policy and practice in relation to issues of migration and migrant families, experiences of inequalities, youth citizenship and belonging and young people’s rights- and I’d be happy to supervise PhD students in these areas of work. My research has been supported by funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Scottish Government and NGOs. I regularly provide consultancy and training for local authorities and NGOs in my specialist areas. I teach on our undergraduate courses in Social Policy, and also coordinate the postgraduate Research Skills Programme in the Faculty. Before I started as a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in 2005, I worked in the Centre for the Child and Society at the University of Glasgow and in the School of Education at the University of Stirling, where I also got my PhD in Education in 2004. I have been member of grant panels for Carnegie (Scotland) and Fundacio Para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (Portugal) and elected member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland (2014-20119).