Louise Ryan, Jon Mulholland and Agnes Agoston
Professor Louise Ryan is co-director of the Social Policy Research Centre and Programme leader of the Msc in research methods at Middlesex University, London. She has published extensively on social networks, migration, gender, religion and identity. She has carried out research with Muslim communities, Polish migrants, recent Irish skilled migrants, and French highly skilled migrants in the financial and business sector (with Jon Mulholland). Louise is currently working on a 5 year European comparative project (with Alessio D'Angelo) on early school leaving. She has published in leading academic journals including Sociology, Sociological Review and Global Networks. Her books include Gendering Migration (with Wendy Webster, Ashgate publishers). Louise is a trustee and director of publications at the British Sociological Association.
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Dr. Jon Mulholland is a Principal Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Criminology and Sociology, and a member of the Crime and Conflict Research Centre, and Social Policy Research Centre at the same institution. He is a member of the European Sociological Association, the Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College and the Home Office/European Migration Network. He has held grants with the National Health Service, Economic and Social Research Council and The British Academy. Research and publication outputs have recently focussed on the findings of an 18-month ESRC-funded qualitative project (with Louise Ryan) exploring the work and life experiences of the French Highly Skilled in London, and more currently, the role of women in nationalist movements in the UK (British Academy).
Agnes Agoston is a PhD student at Middlesex University, London researching the integration of highly-skilled migrant women of Indian background living in the United Kingdom. Before turning her attention towards the socio-legal aspects of migration, she had been practicing as a solicitor. She is a part-time research assistant of the Social Policy Research Centre and also of the School of Law of the same institution. In her latter role her research has focused on exploring marriage migration regulations in the European Member States.