Our Team

Elaine Chase

Professor of Education, Health Promotion and International Development at University College London (UCL) Institute of Education

Elaine’s teaching, research and writing explore the sociological dimensions of health, wellbeing and rights of individuals and communities most likely to experience marginalisation and exclusion. Much of Elaine’s work focuses on the wellbeing of children, young people and families in contexts of migration and displacement.

Further details of her work can be found at iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=EPEVS62

Helen Stalford

Professor of Law, School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool

Helen is the Principal Investigator for the project and has spent over two decades researching children and young people’s experiences of migration and the justice system. She is an expert in children’s rights and is committed to ensuring that children and young people’s voices are heard and their rights upheld in immigration and asylum proceedings.

Further details of her work can be found at liverpool.ac.uk/law/staff/helen-stalford/

Jana Kreppner

Associate Professor in Developmental Psychopathology in the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton

Jana has studied extensively the impact of early trauma on children and young people’s development and mental health. She is particularly interested in the role of relationship experiences (with caregivers and peers) in development. Jana uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research.

Further details of her work can be found at southampton.ac.uk/psychology/about/staff/jk2x07.page

Ingi Iusmen

Associate Professor in Governance and Policy in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton

Ingi specialises in EU/European politics and public policy, human rights, minority protection and children’s rights. She has conducted research on Roma protection, democratization in Eastern Europe, European children’s rights and more recently, the protection of unaccompanied migrant children in the US.

Further details of her work can be found at southampton.ac.uk/people/5xbm8s/doctor-ingi-iusmen

William Shankley

Assistant Professor in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Nottingham

Will is a sociologist of ethnicity and migration specialising in mixed methods research and previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Cathie Marsh Institute (CMI) and sociology department at the University of Manchester. Will has previously worked in the asylum sector and on public and mental health projects in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Further details of his work can be found at nottingham.ac.uk/sociology/people/will.shankley