Migration Working Group – North West

Migration Working Group-North West (MWG-NW) brings together academics, organisations and practitioners working on migration who are either based in the North West of the UK, or researching migration in this region.

Edge Hill University academics’ work touches upon a wide range of topics within the field of migration, such as migrants’ integration, diasporas and representation, refugee law and policy, locality and diversity, and arts, health and wellbeing. The University is also active in supporting humanitarian initiatives for refugees through Action For Refugees.

MWG-NW is in line with EHU’s Research Strategy, which states that the University is committed to responding to and engaging with national and international research agendas and produce research that has direct application to challenges that concern professional practitioners, business, third sector organisations and community groups.

As such, the group works closely with other major research groupings in the University and with organisations and practitioners in the region, and aims to enhance the visibility of migration issues and integrate its work with other academic and professional initiatives at national and international level. Members’ expertise and activities position MWG-NW as a stakeholder in the broad field of migrants’ inclusion and overall public discourse that surrounds migration and broader issues of social justice in the North West of the UK, and at national and international level.

The group encourages publication of short policy-oriented pieces via its blog Quest – Migration North West.

Group members

The group works closely with other major research groupings in the University and with organisations and practitioners in the region, and aims to enhance the visibility of migration issues and integrate its work with other academic and professional initiatives at national and international level. Members’ expertise and activities position MWG-NW as a stakeholder in the broad field of migrants’ inclusion and overall public discourse that surrounds migration and broader issues of social justice in the North West of the UK, and at national and international level.

Group director

Dr Zana Vathi

Reader in Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Deputy director

Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu

Reader in Communication

Media


News and events

  • Tues 19 July 2022 – LGBTIQ+ and Refugees Networking/Allyship

    On 19th July 2022, while the university celebrated graduation, Dr Niroshan Ramachandran (Lecturer in Criminology and member of the Migration Working Group – North West at Edge Hill University) in collaboration with Han Dayea Catahan from Micro Rainbow organised the LGBTIQ+ Asylum Seekers and Refugees Networking/Allyship at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. This event was funded […]

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  • Morella Vargas Pinto

    It has been a pleasure to work with Edge Hill University in the partnership with the ASK Club at the Ecumenical Centre in Skelmersdale. Teaching on this project has been a great opportunity to offer skills and knowledge to those who really need it and make a difference to a person’s language ability and experience […]

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  • Rahul Babu

    Teaching has always been my passion. When I was offered an opportunity to teach at the asylum and refugee center at Skelmersdale, I was both thrilled and apprehensive at the same time. It was a remarkable experience that I had on my first day. I was so happy to find such an overwhelming and enthusiastic […]

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