Social Policy & Intervention (2015 cohort)
My doctoral research focuses on the roles of information and heuristics in migration decision-making. I will develop both a theoretical account and conduct fieldwork with Syrian refugees in Jordan to evaluate the impact of information and heuristics on migration preferences and decisions. For the empirical evaluation, I use mixed methods including qualitative interviews and quantitative survey experiments using conjoint models.
My research interests include migration decision-making and the drivers thereof, the determinants of migration policy as well as migration within and to the European Union, social rights of EU migrant citizens, and the relation between welfare states and migration. I am interested in mixed methods research and have published and contributed to academic papers using qualitative, quantitative, and experimental methods.
I hold an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and an MA in Economics and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. An ESRC-funded internship with the NGO Kiron has helped me to gain further work experience, connect with practitioners in the migration field, and allowed me to apply my theoretical migration knowledge to real-life issues.