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Research Projects 

Principal Investigator (2021): GCRF/AHRC: The impacts of COVID-19 on Persons with Disabilities in Ukraine 

Edinburgh Napier University, funded by Global Challenges Research Fund and Arts and Humanities Research Council, £92,605

Co-investigator (2021): Socioeconomic Impact of Covid-19 on the Syrian Refugees in Scotland

Edinburgh Napier University, funded by Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education and Edinburgh Napier University, £24,994

Co-Investigator (2020-2021): Investigating the use of temporary accommodation for housing asylum seekers and refugees during the COVID-19 outbreak

Edinburgh Napier University, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), £67,266


Principal Investigator (2015): pilot project 'Climate Change, Movement and Vulnerability: a case-study of Mongolia

University of Bedfordshire, co-funded by IMPAKT (Erasmus Mundus Exchange Programme) and the Institute of Applied Social Research (University of Bedfordshire), £8,000

Principal Investigator (2013 - 2014): Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings: A Cross-National Study

Central European University, funded by the European Commission, FP7 People, 100% application evaluation score on the all-European SOC panel, €195,724 

co-Principal Investigator (2012): Unweaving the Web of Online Human Trafficking

Together with Dr Jonathan Mendel, University of Dundee; funded by the Scottish Crucible, £4,000


Principal Investigator (2010-2011): Moving Forward Initiative to improve the employability of social science students 

Glasgow Caledonian University, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, £10,000

Research Fellow (2007 – 2010): Getting in Getting On in Construction, Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, funded by Construction Skills Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University 

Research Fellow (2005 – 2007): Business Case for Gender Equality in Employment in Scotland 
Glasgow Caledonian University, funded by the European Social Fund, Genderwise Programme; £158,560.

Research Assistant (2002 – 2003): The Policing of Racist Incidents in Strathclyde 

University of Glasgow and Strathclyde Police

PhD Student (2002 – 2006): A Gender Analysis of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Kovoso: Women’s Access to Decision-Making 
University of Glasgow, funded by the University of Glasgow’s Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Overseas Research Scholarship

Research Assistant (2000 – 2001): Integrating Gender and Human Rights as part of the UN peacekeepers pre-deployment training Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Canada

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